There are many different variations of cancer, and the type of cell where the cancer begins, as well as the location of the tumor, may dictate the course of the disease and the method(s) of treatment required to treat it. The kind of cancer and location of the tumor also may affect symptoms and severity of the diagnosis.
Bone cancer is a type of mass that grows in and affects the bones. There are a few different types of bone cancer, listed below.
- Ewing’s sarcoma: In this type of bone cancer, tumors are often located in the arms, legs or pelvis. This is a type of cancer that affects young adults and children, and the origin of the disease is unknown.
- Chondrosarcoma: This cancer strikes mainly middle-aged or older adults. The tumors, which affect cartilage cells, typically are found in the arms, legs and pelvis of the affected individual.
- Osteosarcoma: Affecting mainly young adults and children, osteosarcoma originates in the cells of the bone and most often begins in the arms or legs.