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Care for Children and Adolescents With Cancer
A fact sheet about children's cancer centers and health care approaches, including clinical trials for children with cancer. National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet 1.21

Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
Discusses the most common types of childhood cancer, treatments and side effects, and issues that may arise when a child is diagnosed with cancer. Offers medical information and practical tips gathered from parents. Includes a section on talking to children about cancer.

PDQ® - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database
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Definition of bone cancer: Primary bone cancer is cancer that forms in cells of the bone. Some types of primary bone cancer are osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, and chondrosarcoma. Secondary bone cancer is cancer that spreads to the bone from another part of the body (such as the prostate, breast, or lung).

Estimated new cases and deaths from cancer of the bones and joints in the United States in 2008:

New cases: 2,380
Deaths: 1,470

For an overview of bone cancer, see Bone Cancer: Questions and Answers.
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Ewing Family of Tumors Treatment
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Osteosarcoma and Bone Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment
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Metastatic Cancer: Q&A
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