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Bone tumour

Bone tumour

(Science: oncology) a general term that includes both malignant growths (cancer) and benign growths in bone.

most cancer in bone tissue is secondary to spread (metastasis) from a distant primary cancer (for example prostate cancer). Primary bone cancer (for example osteogenic sarcoma) or cancer that arises from the bone cells, is relatively rare.

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