Most bone cancers are caused by advanced breast, prostate or lung cancers spreading to the bone. Primary bone cancer, which forms in bone cells, is rare and occurs more often in children.
Common types of primary bone cancer:
Bone cancer symptoms may include:
If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
The cause of primary bone cancer is unknown. Research suggests that exposure to radiation from high dose radiation therapy at a young age can increase your risk. Your genetic make-up could also be a cause as some bone cancers are hereditary.
You are at a greater risk for bone cancer if you:
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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