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Why is early diagnosis of osteosarcoma important?

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Treatment works best when it's started before the cancer spreads beyond the bones to other tissues or organs.

Most tumors are found early because kids speak up about pain or parents notice swelling or a limp. So, let the doctor know about warning signs like these as soon as possible.

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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