Hip Bone Cancer
Bone cancer can be of several different types. Most types of bone cancers are in the sarcomas category. This is a kind of cancer that affects soft tissues, muscles, nerves, and bones. Sarcomas has a diverse range of features at cellular and molecular level. This is one of the reasons why all bone sarcomas don’t respond to the same type of treatment.
Bone sarcoma is a form of rare cancer that accounts for less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed in the US. Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, provides orthopedic surgery as well as non-surgical orthopedic treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and surrounding communities.
Diagnosis of Bone Cancer
Non-cancerous bone tumors, bone infections and other conditions can cause symptoms, which may be confused with bone cancer. Your doctor would need to know where the bone cancer is located within the body to accurately diagnose it. They would also need to know how it appears on imaging studies and the way it looks under a microscope.
Types of Bone Cancer
These are a few types of bone cancer:
This is one of the most common types of primary bone cancer. It affects more than a third of all cases. The cancer primarily affects young adults and children between the age group of 10 and 25. Osteosarcoma generally begins at the end of the bones where new tissues are formed in children.
This is a common type of primary bone cancer in people above the age of 50. The cancer forms in the cartilage, generally around the knees, pelvis, upper thighs, and shoulders. This type of cancer makes up a fourth of all primary bone cancer cases.
Ewing sarcoma generally occurs in the middle part of the upper arm, rib, hip or thigh bone. This cancer mostly affects young adults and children between the age group of 10 and 25. Ewing sarcoma is responsible for almost 15% bone cancer cases.
Rare Types of Bone Cancers
These are a few rare forms of bone cancer that occur majorly in adults:
- Fibrosarcoma occurs in the hips and knees, mostly in older patient following radiation therapy
- Giant cell tumors can begin in the knees affecting young adults in most cases
- Adamantinoma occurs in the shin bone and accounts for less than 1% of bone sarcomas
- Chordoma is a rare form of cancer occurring in the base of the spine and skull. It affects roughly 300 people each year in the United States.
Malignant Vascular Tumor of Bone
These are rare and can occur in any location. These are a few types of malignant vascular tumor:
- Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH) or Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma (UPS)
MFH or UPS is a type of sarcoma that is generally found in the soft tissue or bone. It is a common soft tissue sarcoma occurring in later life. Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan receives patients from Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and nearby areas for orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedic treatments.
Contact the Southern California Hip Institute
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us or call:
Century City / Los Angeles: 310.595.1030
Serving patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Century City, West Hollywood, North Hollywood Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Burbank, Glendale and other neighboring cities in the greater Los Angeles, California area.
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