Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A malignant bone tumor. Also called osteogenic sarcoma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of cancer of the bone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tumor having the structure of a sarcoma in which there is a deposit of bone; sarcoma connected with bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tumor composed of intermingled bony and sarcomatous tissue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. malignant bone tumor; most common in children and young adults where it tends to affect the femur

Etymologies

osteo- +‎ sarcoma (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If osteosarcoma is suspected based on X-rays or other imaging tests, a sample of the tumor (a biopsy) will be examined under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis.

    Bone Cancer in Children

  • “It’s called osteosarcoma, which is a type of bone cancer that kids get.”

    The Comeback Season

  • (END VIDEO CLIP) GUPTA: You may not know but Teddy Junior had osteosarcoma, which is another type of cancer.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2009

  • During the drug testing process, the medicine in FORTEO caused some rats to develop a bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

  • It ended up being a disease called osteosarcoma bone cancer, which is a rare form of mainly childhood bone cancer.

    News

  • The 12-year NBA veteran from the University of Oklahoma was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is also known as cancer in ...

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  • Recently, investigators found SV40 DNA in biopsy specimens obtained from patients with cancers such as mesothelioma (lung), osteosarcoma (bone) and non-Hodgkins lymphoma (lymph nodes).

    SV40

  • Surgery remains a very important part of osteosarcoma treatment.

    Bone Cancer in Children

  • The most common bone tumors in children are osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.

    Sarcoma - Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Before the development of chemotherapy, almost all patients with osteosarcoma died, even though the primary (original) tumor was treated with surgery.

    Bone Cancer in Children

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