Today, I’m going to talk to you about bone cancer. Well as you know, I must continue to fight this invader “Cancer”.
Let’s hear what Dr. McGladdery has to say about this…
A cancer of the bone or soft tissue (e.g., muscles, cartilage, fat, connective tissue) is called a sarcoma. Primary bone cancers are sarcomas of the bone such as:
-Osteosarcoma develops in growing bone tissue
-Chondrosarcoma develops in cartilage
-Ewing’s sarcoma develops in immature nerve tissue in bone marrow
We must be very careful and alert when we feel pain within. We don’t have time to take anything lightly. If you feel pain see a doctor, once again better safe than sorry. I know that when we think of bone pain we think of elderly but now a days let’s look out.
Now let’s see how the population has been affected by bone cancer. The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimation for cancer of the bones for 2012:
• About 2,890 new cases will be diagnosed
• About 1,410 deaths from these cancers are expected.
Primary cancers of bones account for less than 0.2% of all cancers.
Nobody knows in general what the causes of bone cancer are. Patients with chronic (long-term) inflammatory diseases, such as Paget’s disease are at a significantly higher risk of developing bone cancer later on in life. However, nobody can explain why one person gets bone cancer while another one doesn’t. It is not contagious – you cannot catch it from someone else.