Osteosarcoma in Children



About Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. It starts in immature bone cells that normally form new bone tissue. Osteosarcoma destroys local tissue and weakens the bone. Very rarely, it presents in the soft tissues, outside of a bone. Osteosarcoma most often begins in the thigh or shin bones. The second most common place for osteosarcoma to begin is in the upper arm bone, close to the shoulder, but osteosarcoma 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

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
Sheridan Bautista, Osteosarcoma

Sheridan Bautista, Osteosarcoma

7 Years Old at Diagnosis In March of 2011, Sheridan Bautista was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of seven. Doctors found a tumor located above her left knee that encompassed 75% of her femur. She immediately started chemotherapy in preparation for a... read more
Melissa Mugno, Osteosarcoma

Melissa Mugno, Osteosarcoma

13 Years Old at Diagnosis In February of 2009, Melissa broke her leg and was rushed to the ER. Her doctor ordered an x-ray to determine the best way to fix her broken leg, and noticed an abnormality, causing them to order an MRI to get a better picture. Later that... read more

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