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What causes osteosarcoma and how is it treated?

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Osteosarcoma happens when the cells that grow new bone form a cancerous tumor. The treatment for it -- chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor -- is usually successful when the disease is diagnosed before it can spread.

From: What Is Osteosarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What Is Osteosarcoma?” “Treating Osteosarcoma,” “What Are the Risk Factors for Osteosarcoma?” “Can Osteosarcoma Be Found Early?”

Cancer.Net: “Osteosarcoma - Childhood and Adolescence: Risk Factors.”

KidsHealth: “Childhood Cancer: Osteosarcoma.”

MayoClinic.org: “Paget’s disease of bone.”

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health: “Osteosarcoma and Malignant Histiocytoma of Bone Treatment.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Disease Information.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 3, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What Is Osteosarcoma?” “Treating Osteosarcoma,” “What Are the Risk Factors for Osteosarcoma?” “Can Osteosarcoma Be Found Early?”

Cancer.Net: “Osteosarcoma - Childhood and Adolescence: Risk Factors.”

KidsHealth: “Childhood Cancer: Osteosarcoma.”

MayoClinic.org: “Paget’s disease of bone.”

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health: “Osteosarcoma and Malignant Histiocytoma of Bone Treatment.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Disease Information.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 3, 2017

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