Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumor of bone. And of all the bone tumors (including benign) osteosarcoma is the most common. 80% of cases this cancer starts in adolescents and younger children at the ends of long bones or in the knee joints. In the world every year 2-3 children in 1 million ill with this terrible affliction.
parents, there is a need your vigilance. Osteosarcoma in a period of rapid growth of the child often "pounced" on the young creation. If you notice swelling in the arm or leg, the child complains of intermittent pain, not dismiss, they say, will cure itself! Better to be safe and to go to an oncologist.
Despite the progress in the science of Oncology, 50% of guys have to amputate the limb. Six months after the amputation, the child will be able to walk on her prosthesis. Radiation therapy is used in osteosarcoma infrequently, but the excellent chemotherapy destroys tumor cells.
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