Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
Bone tumors are relatively rare. Their incidence varies according to age. While the frequency of osteogenic sarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma is higher in adolescents than in adults, the opposite is true for chondrosarcoma. The incidence of Ewing’s sarcoma among blacks is about 10% of the incidence among white children and adolescents. Benign bone tumors (osteomas, chondromas, benign bone-forming lesions) occur in both young and adult patients and must not be mistaken for sarcomas.
KeywordsSoft Tissue Sarcoma Synovial Sarcoma Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Giant Cell Tumor Benign Bone Tumor
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