Osteosarcoma
Q: What does it mean that a cell is cancerous? <ul><li>A: It means that the cell has mutated and gone through the cell rep...
Why does cancer spread so quickly?  <ul><li>Cancer spreads so quickly because they’re “immortal” or they don’t die. This m...
Facts  <ul><li>Osteosarcoma appears mostly in teens and young adults.  </li></ul><ul><li>Osteosarcoma usually appears duri...
Definition of Osteosarcoma <ul><li>Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer. </li></ul>
Facts (continued) <ul><li>There is no known cause for osteosarcoma. </li></ul><ul><li>Its mostly found in the knees and ca...
Facts (continued) <ul><li>Doctors can fill gaps caused by surgery with a metal rod. </li></ul><ul><li>Side effects of oste...
Symptoms <ul><li>pain and swelling in the arms or legs </li></ul><ul><li>hair loss in large quantities  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Treatments  There are three treatments that are currently available. <ul><li>Chemotherapy is the use of cancer-killing dru...
References  <ul><li>We got our information from  www.kidshealth.org  and  www.cancer.iu.edu . We also got information from...
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  1. 1. Osteosarcoma
  2. 2. Q: What does it mean that a cell is cancerous? <ul><li>A: It means that the cell has mutated and gone through the cell reproduction process faster than normal cells. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why does cancer spread so quickly? <ul><li>Cancer spreads so quickly because they’re “immortal” or they don’t die. This means they can reproduce non-stop, unlike normal cells, that can only reproduce about 15 times and then die. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facts <ul><li>Osteosarcoma appears mostly in teens and young adults. </li></ul><ul><li>Osteosarcoma usually appears during growth spurts. </li></ul><ul><li>Osteosarcoma affects twice as many guys as girls. </li></ul><ul><li>It also affects people who are taller than average. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Definition of Osteosarcoma <ul><li>Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facts (continued) <ul><li>There is no known cause for osteosarcoma. </li></ul><ul><li>Its mostly found in the knees and can spread to all other bones in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors can perform limb salvage surgery on osteosarcoma patients. </li></ul><ul><li>If the cancer gets too bad they may have to amputate the limb to keep the cancer from spreading to different parts of the body. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Facts (continued) <ul><li>Doctors can fill gaps caused by surgery with a metal rod. </li></ul><ul><li>Side effects of osteosarcoma are hair loss, bleeding, infections, and heart or skin problems. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Symptoms <ul><li>pain and swelling in the arms or legs </li></ul><ul><li>hair loss in large quantities </li></ul><ul><li>easy bruising around the area experiencing pain </li></ul><ul><li>The pain is greater or more frequent during the night and when exercising. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Treatments There are three treatments that are currently available. <ul><li>Chemotherapy is the use of cancer-killing drugs put into the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation is the use of high-energy rays to make tumors smaller and stop the cancer cells from spreading. </li></ul><ul><li>Corrective surgery can be preformed to stop the cancer from spreading. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>We got our information from www.kidshealth.org and www.cancer.iu.edu . We also got information from Life science , 2005, the McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc. </li></ul>
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