Bone cancer

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What is bone cancer?

Cancerous tumors that begin in bone tissue are called primary bone cancer. Cancer that spreads to the bones from other parts of the body is called metastatic bone cancer. Primary bone cancer is far less common than cancer that spreads to the bones and most often affect children and adolescents.

Common symptoms reported by people with bone cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bone cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bone cancer (1)

Data from patients with bone cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bone cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bone cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bone cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bone cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 3
40s 4
50s 6
60s 8
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from bone cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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