Disease Information

Solid Tumor: Osteosarcoma

Alternate Names: pediatric osteosarcoma


What is osteosarcoma?

Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer of the bones:


How common is osteosarcoma?


What are the symptoms of osteosarcoma?

Symptoms of osteosarcoma may appear weeks to months before the diagnosis is made. A diagnosis may not be made right away because the symptoms are common to other health problems.

The following symptoms may be present at the tumor site:


How is osteosarcoma diagnosed?

Work-up for a suspected osteosarcoma includes the following:


How is osteosarcoma treated?

Osteosarcoma treatment includes surgery and chemotherapy.


What are the survival rates for osteosarcoma?


Why choose St. Jude for your child’s osteosarcoma treatment?

 

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