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Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer

  • Submitted By: bespaz
  • Date Submitted: 12/15/2008 5:30 PM
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Words: 1856
  • Page: 8
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The Search
I first started my research in the high school media center. I read different books trying to find the information but then I then went on the Internet and looked on www.mayoclinic.com/health/ bone-cancer/D500520/DSECTION=causes. I found a lot of information on bone cancer and the information I found I’m going to be writing about below.
Bone cancer can be many different types of cancer. But one is metastatic
cancer. It can happen when the person has breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. Then if the cancer metastasizes from lungs to the bone, it is called bone cancer. After that the bone can create tumors, or the bone will start to dissolve at a faster pace than normal which will make it to weak to walk on or it could break causing more pain.
Some of the symptoms of bone cancer are pain. Pain is one of the first
things that happen when bone cancer starts. Swelling can also start where the pain is, but it isn't noticed until a couple weeks later. It all depends on where the tumor is. Also one thing that can happen when somebody has bone cancer the bone can break. Fatigue is also another way to determine if you have cancer or not.
Bone Cancer can be treated many ways like taking an x-ray. A specialist will
Look at the x-ray and will be able to tell if the tumor is cancer by the way it looks.
Then a cat scan can be taken. A cat scan is just like an x-ray, but it takes many of them from different angles to give a cross-sectional image of the internal organs.
One of the ways to treat bone cancer is chemo-therapy. Chemo-therapy is
the use of drugs to kill the cancer. You can take the drugs by consuming or by
taking it through the vain. The doctors have to make sure that your kidneys, liver, and bone marrow are working fine in order to put you through the treatment. But even though chemo-therapy kills the cancer there are some side affects that are the greatest. Like chemo kills normal cells, causes nausea, vomiting, loss of...

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