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(Osteogenic Sarcoma—Child; Sarcoma, Osteogenic—Child)
- Swelling or a lump at the location of the tumor (usually affects longer bones)
- Pain at the tumor location
- Difficulty moving the affected limb
- Deep bone pain severe enough to wake up your child
- Bone fractures (rarely)
- Blood tests
- X-ray —a test that uses radiation to take a picture of bones
- Bone scan —a test that looks for bone tumors
- CT scan —a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of bones
- MRI scan —a test that uses magnetic waves to make pictures of bones
- Biopsy —removal of a sample of bone tissue to test for cancer cells
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American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/
BC Cancer Agency http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index%5Fe.html/
Children’s Hospital Boston. Osteosarcoma. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1077/mainpageS1077P0.html . Accessed July 7, 2010.
DynaMed Editorial Team. Osteogenic sarcoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated June 30, 2010. Accessed July 7, 2010.
McCoy K. Bone cancer. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary/ . Updated September 2009. Accessed July 7, 2010.
Nemours Foundation. Childhood cancer: osteosarcoma. Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/cancer/cancer%5Fosteosarcoma.html# . Updated January 2008. Accessed July 7, 2010.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 06/03/2013