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Bone Sarcomas

Osteosarcoma cells shown under a microscope
Osteosarcoma cells under a microscope

Bone sarcomas are primary bone tumors, which means that they start in the bones. They are usually found in children. Osteosarcoma, the most common type of primary bone cancer, usually occurs in the thigh, upper arm or shin.

Other types of bone tumors include:

  • Chondrosarcoma

  • Chordoma

  • Clear cell chondrosarcoma

  • Classic osteosarcoma

  • Ewing sarcoma of bone

  • Fibrosarcoma

  • Giant cell tumor of bone

  • Hemangiopericytoma

  • High-grade surface osteosarcoma

  • Intraosseous osteosarcoma

  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)

  • Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma

  • Neurofibroma of bone (schwannoma)

  • Osteoblastoma

  • Paget’s disease/pagetoid osteosarcoma

  • Periosteal osteosarcoma

  • Periosteal chondroma

  • Periosteal osteosarcoma

  • Peripheral neuroectodermal tumor

  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of bone

  • Small cell osteosarcoma

  • Telangiectatic osteosarcoma

Bone Sarcomas | FAQ with Dr. Adam Levin

Orthopaedic oncologist Adam Levin answers questions about the types of bone sarcomas, their diagnosis and available treatments. He highlights the importance of the timing of different treatment procedures to ensure the best results.

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