Osteosarcoma in Children



About Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. It starts in immature bone cells that normally form new bone tissue, destroys local tissue and weakens the bone. Very rarely, it presents in the soft tissues, outside of a bone. This type of cancer most often begins in the thigh or shin bones. The second most common place for it to begin is in the upper arm bone, close to the shoulder, but it can develop in any bone in the body. Osteosarcoma affects about 400 children and adolescents under the age of 20 each year, and it most commonly affects adolescents during the growth spurt.

News About Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma in Children was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Geoff Duncan
Anthony Quinn, Osteosarcoma

Anthony Quinn, Osteosarcoma

3 Years Old at Diagnosis In the late fall of 1990, 3-year-old Tony Quinn and his idolized older brother Jared were wrestling when Tony bumped his left ankle on a coffee table. The bump and bruise seemed a typical side effect of roughhousing, but the next day when... read more
Yasmine Elmardi, Osteosarcoma

Yasmine Elmardi, Osteosarcoma

13 Years Old at Diagnosis Yasmine began experiencing pain in her left leg in May of 2014. In August of 2014, after hurting the leg in a fall, the swelling was so extreme she went to the emergency room. At the hospital, an ultrasound revealed a tumor, and within the... read more
Wesley Zablocki, Osteosarcoma

Wesley Zablocki, Osteosarcoma

8 Years Old at Diagnosis Wesley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on March 29, 2011, after a chance fall and lucky x-ray. He was immediately thrust into the world of hospitals, doctors and the unknown. His parents had no idea what to expect with the... read more

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