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What treatments are available for osteosarcoma?

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There are different kinds of treatment for osteosarcoma. It depends on several things, such as where the tumor is, how fast it's growing, and whether it has spread. Age and overall health are also factored in.

Most people with osteosarcoma need both surgery and chemotherapy. Some also get radiation therapy.

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 03, 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 03, 2017

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