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Types of Primary and Secondary Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is formed due to the problem within the bone cells which leads to the uncontrolled cell division.  There are large number people who are diagnosed with bone cancer every year around the globe. There are two types of bone cancer primary and secondary. Primary bone cancer is formed due to the formation of the tumor in the bone cells which is most common in children and adolescents. Whereas the secondary bone cancer is caused by the metastasis of the cancer cells from the other part of the body. There are various types of tumors that occur in the form malignant primary bone tumor they are Osteosarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Chandrosarcoma, Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, and chordoma which are cancerous in nature.

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Osteosarcoma: osteosarcoma is one of the most common types of primary bone tumor which is malignant in nature and it affects the people who are in the age range of 10 to 25 years. Its chances of affecting the adults reduce with an increase in the age. Osteosarcoma mainly affects the long bones of the arms and legs, Bones around knees and elbows and bones around the shoulder region. It is very aggressive and it cancer proceed to the lungs to the metastasis bone cancer cells. The survival for Osteosarcoma is around 60% – 70%.

Ewing sarcoma: Ewing sarcoma is an aggressive primary bone tumor which affects mainly children in the age range of 4 years to 15 years. Ewing sarcoma affects the central part of the long bones of arms and legs. Usually the survival rate for the Ewing sarcoma is around 60% – 70% but the survival rate decreases if it causes a secondary bone cancer in the other parts of the body.

Chondrosarcoma: Chondrosarcoma is the second most comer type of primary bone cancer that comprises of the 30% of the malignant bone tumor cases. This tumor occurs in cartilage or soft bones. It has characteristics spreading at a very fast rate or it will have a relatively very slow growth. It mainly affects the people who are in the age group of more than 40 years. Men are affected more as compared to women with Chondrosarcoma and it commonly affects the bone of the pelvis region or the bones of the hips. The survival rate for fast growing Chondrosarcoma is around 35% and the survival rate for the slow growing Chondrosarcoma is around 90%.

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH): Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is that primary bone cancer that affects the soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and fats. It affects the people in the group of more than 45 years. Females are most affected than the males with this type of bone cancer. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma has a wide range and it is very severe it also has a very low survival rate of around 35% – 65% only.

Fibrosarcoma: Fibrosarcoma cases are not seen very commonly it is one of the rare primary bone cancers that affect the people in the age group of around 35 years to 50 years. It is more common in males than in females. Fibrosarcoma causes problems in the areas around the knee region basically the soft tissues around the knees.

Chordoma: Chordoma is the rarest type of the malignant primary bone tumors that affects the extremities of the spinal cord. It is more common in males as compare to the females. Chordoma has a survival rate of around 50%.

There are various types of benign primary bone tumors which are non cancerous in nature. This of benign bone tumors are osteoma, osteoblastoma, osteochondroma, enchondroma, chondromyxoid fibroma, aneurysmal bone cyst, unicameral bone cyst, and tumor cells giants. If you are looking for alternative care, you can find excellent and specialist cancer care in Mexico. Whish is one of the worlds leading cancer treatment and care facilities.