The Role of Surgery for Osteosarcoma (March 19, 2004)

Overview Surgery is an integral part of treatment for patients with localized osteosarcoma as well as select patients with metastatic or recurrent osteosarcoma. Treatment of osteosarcoma without surgery... Continue Reading

Radiation Therapy for Osteosarcoma (March 19, 2004)

Overview Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells by preventing them from growing and dividing. Similar to surgery, radiation therapy is a local treatment used to eliminate or eradicate... Continue Reading

Recurrent Osteosarcoma (March 19, 2004)

Overview Osteosarcoma that has not responded to treatment or has returned after an initial response to treatment is considered recurrent. Recurrent osteosarcoma occurs in 30-50% of patients with initial... Continue Reading

Metastatic Osteosarcoma (March 19, 2004)

Overview Osteosarcoma that has spread from the initially affected bone to one or more sites in the body, distant from the site of origin, is called metastatic. The most common site to which osteosarcoma... Continue Reading

Localized Osteosarcoma (March 19, 2004)

Overview Localized osteosarcoma affects only the bone in which it developed and the tissues next to the bone, such as muscle and tendon. There is no detectable spread of the cancer to other areas of the... Continue Reading

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