Anatomy of the Bone
A typical bone in your body contains three types of tissue—a hard outer tissue, a sponge-like inner tissue, and smooth tissue at the ends.
Primary Bone Cancer: Introduction
Primary bone cancer is cancer that begins in your bones. This type of cancer is rare. It occurs more often in children and teens than in adults.
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant type of bone cancer that primarily affects the cartilage cells of the femur, arm, pelvis, knee, and spine.
Ewing Sarcoma in Adults
Ewing sarcoma can occur in any bone, but is most often found in the extremities and can involve muscle and the soft tissues around the tumor site.
Myeloma bone disease is cancer that affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells.
Osteosarcoma usually affects the long bones around the knee. It happens most often in children, adolescents, and young adults.
Primary Bone Cancer: Statistics
Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chances of dying from cancer. Here are some statistics about primary bone cancer.
Primary Bone Cancer: Risk Factors
Anyone can get primary bone cancer. But there are some factors that can increase your risk.