Bone tumor

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Bone tumor is an inexact term, which can be used for both benign and malignant abnormal growths found in bone, but is most commonly used for primary tumors of bone, such as osteosarcoma (or osteoma). It is less exactly applied to secondary, or metastatic tumors found in bone: the most common tumors which account for such metastases are breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Metastatic tumors more frequently involve the axial skeleton than the appendicular skeleton.

Treatment for some bone tumors may involve surgery, such as limb amputation.

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