Condition Center: Bone Cancer

Sex, Age and Surviving Cancer

A rare form of bone cancer, osteosarcoma, develops in about 800 Americans a year. A new study looked at how an individual’s sex and age affect surv...

FDA Expands Use of Cancer Rx

Not all tumors are cancerous. For example, giant cell tumor of the bone (GCTB) is a rare disease that usually is not cancerous.

Will One Drink Hurt the Baby?

One of the common questions pregnant women might wonder is whether they can drink any alcohol at all while pregnant. One glass of wine? One sip?...

Microwaving Away Pain

Cancer that either starts in or spreads to the bone can be extremely painful. So can cancers that begin in the muscles or other soft tissue of the bo...

Don't be Wowed by WOW

Dietary supplements can be tricky business. When the FDA cracks down on dangerous supplements, sometimes they pop up again elsewhere. WOW is a new...

Childhood Cancer May Have New Foe

The presence of genes, genetic mutations and whether genes are switched on or off can all play a role in cancer. Researchers have discovered a com...

In the Jaws of Cancer

Imagine being 21 years old and having a 10-pound tumor on your face. The young man could barely talk and required a feeding tube. He had a rare ki...

Knowing Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a relatively rare type of malignancy, with just under 3,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with it in 2012. Osteosarcoma is the...

Breaking the Spread of Bone Cancer

The most common form of bone cancer in kids is osteosarcoma . If it's caught and treated earlier, the outlook is pretty good. If it has spread...