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When is amputation necessary to treat bone cancer?

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Amputation may be needed if a tumor is large or extends to nerves and blood vessels. A prosthetic limb can help you function after amputation.

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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