What is osteosarcoma?
Also known as: osteogenic sarcoma.
Osteosarcoma is a very common type of bone cancer that affects older children and adolescents (boys more than girls). It usually starts in the areas of long bones that are still growing, like at the ends of the thigh, shin or upper arm (it can also affect the flat bones eg. the skull or pelvis).
Many times it spreads to other areas before it's diagnosed.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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