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What causes bone tumors and what do they affect?

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Bone tumors develop when cells in the bone divide without control, forming a mass of tissue. Most bone tumors are benign, which means they are not cancerous and cannot spread. However, they may still weaken bone and lead to fractures, or cause other problems. Bone cancer destroys normal bone tissue and may spread to other parts of the body, which is called metastasis.

From: Bone Tumors WebMD Medical Reference

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AAOS: "Bone Tumor."

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

Bonetumor.org.

American Cancer Society: "What Is Bone Cancer?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

SOURCES:

AAOS: "Bone Tumor."

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

Bonetumor.org.

American Cancer Society: "What Is Bone Cancer?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

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