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Osteosarcoma bone cancer brenda rebekah isaac, andres

  1. 1. Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer
  2. 2. What is Osteosarcoma Cancer? <ul><li>Sarcoma is a cancer that develops in the tissues that support and connect parts of the body, including bone, fat, and muscle, as well as soft tissue. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Bone Cancer Spreads Quickly <ul><li>In young people, the development of the tumor appears to be related to periods in life with rapid bone growth, hence the average tumor development during 14-16 years of age. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitosis is a process in which the nucleus of a cell divides to form another nuclei identical to itself in a series of steps: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symptoms of Osteosarcoma <ul><li>The most common symptom of Osteosarcoma bone cancer is swelling and/or pain in the arm or leg. Pain may increase at night or during exercise. Osteosarcoma can cause a limp. In some cases, the first sign of the disease is a broken arm or a broken leg. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Treatments of Osteosarcoma Cancer <ul><li>There are many treatments for Osteosarcoma. They are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facts About Osteosarcoma <ul><li>It is the eighth most common form of childhood cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>For people under the age of 20, at present 5 million people have this type of cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>This cancer is slightly more common in males. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a type of bone cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>It usually develops during bone growth. </li></ul><ul><li>It mostly effects teens who are experiencing a growth spurt. </li></ul><ul><li>There is not an effective way to prevent this type of cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Teens who are taller than average have an added risk for getting the disease. </li></ul>
  7. 7. References <ul><li>http://www.cancer.iu.edu/osteosarcoma/ofacts/index/php </li></ul><ul><li>Life Science Book </li></ul>

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