How to use Osteosarcomas in a sentence

osteosarcomas
  • Osteosarcomas, which grow very rapidly, can develop in any bone but most often occur along the edge or on the end of one of the fast-growing long bones that support the arms and legs.

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  • About 80 percent of all osteosarcomas develop in the parts of the upper and lower leg nearest the knee (the distal femur or in the proximal tibia).

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  • Parosteal osteosarcomas generally involve both the bone and the membrane that covers it.

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  • Bone x rays usually provide a clear image of osteosarcomas.

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  • Prosthetic devices are not used to lengthen limbs that remain functional after amputation to remove osteosarcomas located on the upper arm.

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  • More than 85 percent of patients survive for more than five years after complete surgical removal of low-grade osteosarcomas (tumors that arise in mature tissue and contain a small number of cancerous cells).

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  • About 25 to 30 percent of patients diagnosed with high-grade osteosarcomas (tumors that develop in immature tissue and contain a large number of cancer cells) die of the disease.

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  • Most of the secondary cancers are skin cancers, bone tumors (osteosarcomas), and soft-tissue sarcomas.

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