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Bone cancer

Also known as Cancer Of Bone and Malignant Neoplasm Of Bone

A bone tumor, (also spelled bone tumour), is a neoplastic growth of tissue in bone. Abnormal growths found in the bone can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with bone cancer, 31% report having low back pain, 27% report having ache all over, and 27% report having leg pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of bone cancer are arm lump or mass, although you may still have bone cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with bone cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, glucose measurement, x-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, excision and examination of breast .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with bone cancer include bactrim, oxycodone, fluconazole (diflucan), zoledronic acid (reclast), sennosides, usp (perdiem), mesna, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide (ifex), filgrastim (neupogen), gemcitabine (gemzar), carboplatin, paclitaxel (taxol) and methadone .

Bactrim
$8
(14 days)
Oxycodone
$193
(21 days)
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
$7
(7 days)
Zoledronic Acid (Reclast)
$835
(28 days)
Sennosides, Usp (Perdiem)
$9
(28 days)
Mesna
$513
(7 days)
Cyclophosphamide
$127
(28 days)
Ifosfamide (Ifex)

Filgrastim (Neupogen)
$1938
(14 days)
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
$2144
(21 days)
Carboplatin
$182
(21 days)
Paclitaxel (Taxol)
$978
(21 days)
Methadone
$20
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for bone cancer include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get bone cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
1.9x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.3x
Other
0.5x
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