Osteosarcoma Treatment News and Information

What is an Osteosarcoma? (Definition)

An osteosarcoma is a cancerous tumor in a bone. Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, and accounts for about 3% of cancers that happen in children.

Many patients first complain of pain that may be worse at night, may be intermittent and of varying intensity and may have been occurring for some time. Teenagers who are active in sports often complain of pain in the lower femur, or immediately below the knee.  In some cases, the first sign of the disease is a broken arm or leg, which happens because the cancer has weakened the bone and made it vulnerable to a break.

See below for updated news and information regarding Osteosarcoma including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Osteosarcoma Treatment News and Research

Bone Cancer News: Novel Microwave-Induced Photodynamic Therapy Could Zero in on Deeply Situated Tumors

(UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON) According to a recent press release, physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors ...
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