Thymus Tumor Protruding Breast Bone

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Definition

A bone tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the bone that may be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).


Alternative Names

Tumor - bone; Bone cancer


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of bone tumors is unknown. They often arise in areas of rapid growth. Possible causes include:

  • Inherited genetic mutations
  • Radiation
  • Trauma

But in most cases no specific cause is found.

Osteochondromas are the most common noncancerous (benign) bone tumors, and occur most often in people...

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