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What are common types of benign bone tumors?

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Benign tumors are more common than malignant tumors of the bones. These are a few common types of benign bone tumors:

  • Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor. It is more common in people under age 20.
  • Giant cell tumor is a benign tumor, typically affecting the leg. Malignant types of this tumor are uncommon.
  • Osteoid osteoma is a bone tumor, often occurring in long bones, that occurs commonly in the early 20s.
  • Osteoblastoma is a single tumor that occurs in the spine and long bones, mostly in young adults.
  • Enchondroma usually appears in bones of the hand and feet. It often has no symptoms. It is the most common type of hand tumor.

From: Bone Tumors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AAOS: "Bone Tumor."

National Cancer Institute: "Bone Cancer: Questions and Answers."

Bonetumor.org.

American Cancer Society: "What Is Bone Cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 28, 2017

SOURCES:

AAOS: "Bone Tumor."

National Cancer Institute: "Bone Cancer: Questions and Answers."

Bonetumor.org.

American Cancer Society: "What Is Bone Cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 28, 2017

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