Is osteosarcoma aggressive?

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Is osteosarcoma aggressive?

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answered Apr 28 by cabbagehead (18,370 points)
Osteosarcoma is often aggressive and while it is also highly treatable osteosarcoma can also spread to the lungs, bones and other organs.

Osteosarcoma metastasizes and spreads to the lungs first and then spread to bones, the brain and other organs.

Children, teens and young adults are most likely to get osteosarcoma although anyone of any age can get it.

Also males are more likely to get osteosarcoma than females and around 1,000 cases of osteosarcoma are reported every year in the United States.

The causes of death in osteosarcoma is the progressive pulmonary metastasis with respiratory failure due to widespread disease, pulmonary hemorrhage, pneumothorax, and superior vena cava obstruction.

A blood test can help to detect osteosarcoma by measuring your ALP or alkaline phosphatase level which is found in your blood and is a measure of bone activity.

If you do have bone cancer or osteosarcoma then the levels of bone cell activity in the affected bone can be higher than normal.

CT scans and X Rays are also used to diagnose osteosarcoma.

Osteosarcoma can in some cases be benign depending on the type of tumor that forms in the bone tissue.

The warning signs of osteosarcoma are unexplained weight loss, exhaustion, fever, anemia, redness and warmth at the site of the tumor and a bump.

The three symptoms of osteosarcoma are pain, swelling and limited movement of the bone or knee or legs.

The first symptom of osteosarcoma is swelling and pain in the bone that is affected with osteosarcoma which is mainly the leg.

The symptoms of osteosarcoma can also become more severe at night.

If the osteosarcoma tumor is in your leg then you may limp or have other walking difficulties.

Osteosarcoma pain can come and go at first and then become even more severe and stead in pain later on as it progresses.

The pain with osteosarcoma can get worse with movement and can also lead to swelling in the nearby soft tissue.

The osteosarcoma pain can also happen when resting or during the night when you're sleeping.

If osteosarcoma is left untreated the osteosarcoma can spread to other parts of your body including your lungs, other bones, breasts and other parts of the body and eventually death.

Osteosarcoma is not always fatal as it can sometimes be cured if it is caught quickly enough and treated quickly enough before it has spread too far.

Osteosarcoma is fatal especially if not caught soon enough and treated soon enough.

Even with treatment osteosarcoma can still be fatal but some people have survived osteosarcoma with treatment.

The late effects of osteosarcoma are physical problems like lung problems and heart problems and even second cancers which are new types of cancer which occurs in a person that has had cancer before.

Other late effects of osteosarcoma are loss of hearing due to certain chemo drugs and slowed growth and development in the bones or overall.

The peak age for osteosarcoma is 10 years old and most cases of osteosarcoma occur in children, young adults and teens between 10 to 30 years of age.

Osteosarcoma is a very highly aggressive cancer and it spreads pretty fast.

The common age to be diagnosed with osteosarcoma is age 15 and boys and girls are just as likely to get osteosarcoma until their late teens.

Osteosarcoma is also common in people over the age of 60.

After surgery for osteosarcoma it can seem to take a long time before you can move around normally again and this may make you feel very low.

It can also take many months before you can weigh bear comfortably on your false limb.

And it may also take a while before your limb is completely comfortable.

Most people get there within a year of their surgery.

Osteosarcoma can be pretty painful although it most often causes a dull aching pain in the joint or bone around the tumor.

There is also often a firm swelling or lump in the area of the pain and the swelling is caused by the osteosarcoma tumor growing inside the bone.

The reason osteosarcoma is so painful is because osteosarcoma has both a nociceptive and neuropathic component and the nociceptive component is driven by the release of algogenic substances by tumor and their associated stromal cells, acidosis caused by bone-destroying osteoclasts, and mechanical destabilization and fracture of the bone.

The symptoms of osteosarcoma are bone pain, unexplained weight loss, fever, exhaustion, anemia and even redness and warmth at the site of the tumor and a bump depending on where the osteosarcoma tumor is located.

Osteosarcoma spreads very fast and by the time the osteosarcoma tumor has been found in the limb it is considered to have already spread and spreads to the lung in metastasis process which is a malignant process.

The causes of death in osteosarcoma patients is the progressive pulmonary metastasis with respiratory failure caused by widespread disease, superior vena cava obstruction, pneumothorax and pulmonary hemorrhage.

Osteosarcoma is fatal if not treated soon enough and even with treatment osteosarcoma can still be fatal although treatments can still help keep the osteosarcoma from spreading and improve your quality of life.

Osteosarcoma can be cured if caught early enough and if it has not spread to other parts of the body.

Around 3 out of 4 people with osteosarcoma are cured of it although many people that have osteosarcoma will also require physical therapy for several months after the surgery.

People who are most at risk for osteosarcoma are kids and teens between the ages of 10 to 19 and adults up to age 30 although adults can also get osteosarcoma at any age.

The age that osteosarcoma occurs is between the ages of 10 to 30 years of age.

Teens are the most commonly affected with osteosarcoma although it can occur at any age.

Around 1 in 10 cases of osteosarcomas occur in those older than 60 years of age.

The survival rate for osteosarcoma is 70 percent to 75 percent and if the osteosarcoma has spread to the lungs or other bones then the long term survival rate is around 30 percent.

The 2 types of osteosarcoma are.

Central tumor osteosarcoma which is also called a medullary tumor.
Surface tumor osteosarcoma which is also called a peripheral tumor.

Osteosarcoma is a form of bone cancer which usually develops in the osteoblast cells that form bones.

The bone cancer osteosarcoma occurs mostly in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Around 800 new cases of osteosarcoma are reported each year in the U.S. Of these cases, about 400 are in children and teens.

Osteosarcoma most often occurs in the long bones that make up the arms and legs, though it can occur in any bone.

It tends to occur in children and young adults.

Symptoms of osteosarcoma include localized bone pain and swelling.

Treatment for osteosarcoma typically involves surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

The good news is that 3 out of 4 people who have osteosarcoma can be cured if the osteosarcoma cancer hasn't spread to other parts of the body.

Almost everyone who is treated with limb-sparing surgery also ends up with that arm or leg working well.

Many people who have osteosarcoma will also need physical therapy for several months after surgery.

Osteosarcoma is the most common childhood cancer starting in bones, but is still fairly rare.

Each year, doctors diagnose just 1,000 cases in the U.S.

It's found most often in children and teens between the ages of 10 and 19. When it does occur in adults, people are usually in their 60s, 70s, or 80s.

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