Medications are now available to treat bone metastases from cancer. Learn about bone-modifying agents like bisphosphonates and denosumab.
Symptoms, laboratory tests, and scans can be suggestive of bone cancer. However, a biopsy specimen is often needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are benign or malignant growths that occur anywhere in the digestive tract. Reviewed by a board-certified physician.
Predisposing genes and risk factors for bone cancer have been identified, but precise causes of osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma remain undetermined.
Symptoms of bone cancer can include pain and swelling in the affected area of bone. Pain may be worse at night, also becoming more constant.
Bone marrow edema in the knee, also known as a bone marrow lesion, is a buildup of fluid in the bone marrow commonly caused by osteoarthritis.
Sarcomas are a group of cancers that affect bone and soft connective tissues. Learn about the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of this rare cancer.
Learn about enchondroma, a type of benign tumor that consists of cartilage cells but is found inside the bone where cartilage is not expected.
Bone cancer is rare, but it can start in any bone and may affect both adults and children. Reviewed by a board-certified cancer specialist.
Read about the various causes behind bone pain, including a bone bruise, fracture, or cancer, as well as how your doctor will diagnose and treat it.