Bone Cancer Survival Rate – Know Your Chances

Each and every one of us has a systematic body that provides different functions for the different needs of the body. Our entire body is covered with the integumentary system that protects the internal organs from being easily damaged or harmed and a given posture or support by the skeletal system. The bones of our body don’t just give movement, these skeletons of ours produce red and white blood cells and store minerals needed by the body as well. Our bones are connected via cartilages so that we could easily bend and do movements. Our bones like any parts in the systems of our body are not immune to various diseases as well. The fatal disease, cancer of the bone, can affect even the healthiest person in the planet without him knowing it. Bone cancer survival rate, at its final phase, is just 8 percent.

Bone cancer survival rate in the first stage are at 84.5 percent. Comparable to other cancer stages, the survival rate for this type of cancer are slightly lower than a first stage breast cancer but higher than one liver cancer. Usually bone cancer is more often detected among children and adolescents than adults or people in the later stages in life. Usually when bone cancer is detected among adults these are due to the passing of malignant cancer cells which have expanded from another system of the body and have affected the bones as well. Another type of cancer that may start from the bones is multiple myeloma. This occurs when the malignant cancer cells start from the bone marrow cells inside the bones of our body.

There are several ways for specialists to know if you have this malignant type of cancer. One must undergo a series of tests to determine if a person has this type of disease or not. Tests are not limited to XRAYS, CTSCANS or MRI’s which provide a detailed look in how your body looks from the inside. If a bone tumor is identified by the doctors, they will then provide an in-depth analysis for possible solutions to the person with the bone cancer tumor. Once the tumor is removed from the body, it is the examined to determine whether it is cancerous or not. Everything done in this stage is set to further increase the bone cancer survival rate of the person involved. For the sooner the medication the better chance the person will survive.

by Mert Ozge


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