Only about 400 new cases each year in the UK
OSTEOSARCOMA is a type of bone cancer.
Bone cancers are rare, with only about 400 new cases each year in the UK.
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer and usually develops in growing bones.
Although it can occur at any age, it is more common in teenagers and young adults and is slightly more common in males.
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It can affect any bone in the body, but it most commonly starts in the arms or legs, particularly around the knee joint.
The exact causes of primary bone cancer are unknown. It is thought to be related to periods of rapid bone growth, such as adolesce- nce.
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