Childhood bone cancer
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Risks for childhood bone cancer
Certain inherited genetic syndromes can increase a child's risk of developing osteosarcoma. There are no known risks for Ewing sarcoma.
Symptoms of childhood bone cancer
Symptoms of childhood bone cancer may vary based on which bone the cancer starts in. It can cause pain, a lump and other symptoms.
Diagnosis of childhood bone cancer
Tests such as x-rays and CT scans can be used to diagnose or rule out childhood bone cancer when symptoms are present.
If childhood bone cancer spreads
Cancer can spread (metastasize) from the bone to other parts of the body. Childhood bone cancer can spread to the lungs.
Prognosis and survival for childhood bone cancer
Prognosis estimates the outcome for childhood bone cancer. There are different prognosis factors for osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.
Treatments for childhood bone cancer
Childhood bone cancer can be treated with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma are treated differently.
Childhood bone cancer statistics
Cancer statistics tell us how many children in Canada are diagnosed with and die from childhood bone cancer in a certain time frame.