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THE SKELETAL SYSTEM: BONE CANCER
Transcript of THE SKELETAL SYSTEM: BONE CANCER
Bone Cancer is a type of cancer that affects the skeletal system. It commonly affects long bones such as the arm and leg bones. There are different types of bone cancer, with Osteosarcoma being the most common. Bone Cancer can either be primary, which originates in the bone cells or secondary which originates in a different part of the body which spread to the bones.
Bone Cancer mainly manifests in tumors around bones and because of this, it causes bones to become fragile and more likely to fracture. Bone cancer also causes different ranges of pain and fatigue.
Bone Cancer has the potential to affect any bone in the body, due to it's various types. Generally, it affects long bones, (arm and leg) cartilage(tissue), collagen, osseous tissue, osteoclats(cell), osteoblasts(cell), etc.
Incidentally, some types of bone cancer can spread to the bones when tumors start in other organs, such as the breasts, lung, etc.
Symptoms of Bone Cancer
Symptoms of Bone Cancer include limping, dull aching pain in bones and joints, fractures, fatigue, fever,weight loss, anemia, stiffness, swelling or tenderness of joints, decrease of appetite, nausea, possible weakness of bones, and just general pain.
Healthy functioning of the Skeletal System
A healthy skeletal system would be made up of cartillage and calcified bones that are connected by joints in order to give your body support, strength and structure.
The cells; osteclasts would be destroying unescerrary bones, osteoblasts would be building bones, osteocytes would be holding bones together and lining cells would be protecting bones.
Bone tissues (osseus tissue), which have the two types; cortical and cancellous would be supporting muscles, organs and tissues, as well aiding the system's framework. They would provide leverage for movement as well as protecting vital organs. (not all organs are protected by bones.)
THE SKELETAL SYSTEM: BONE CANCER
BY: Lovely Lacrite
a bone tumor under an x-ray
osteosarcoma affecting the skull
Diseased functioning of the Skeletal System
Prognosis and Treatment
For the long-term, most cases of bone cancer has a pretty high survival rate, about 70 to 80%. Although, this varies depending on what stage the cancer is in and if it is treated.
Possible treatment options to be considered include chemotherapy, drugs, radiati treatment, surgery (replacing the bone if fatal, cryosurgery, etc.
a diagram of the skeletory system
A bone cancer infected system would first of all would be considerably weaker, making the bones more likely to fractures.
There aren't many known causes to bone cancer, but a likely theory is that it is an error in the cells' (osteoclasts, osteoblasts, osteocytes, etc.) DNA, telling the cells to grow and divide. This in turn spreads the cancer in the bones and in possibly in other parts of the body.
Tumors of the various types of bone cancer include the ligaments, connective tissue, cartillage, and the osseous tissue. The tumors grow on the base of the neck, the skull, and as well as the osseous tissue, causing ectreme pain and fatigue because of normal bone tissue being replaced with cancerous tissue.
a comparison of normal bones VS. diseased