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Does bone cancer grow in the finger joint?

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wordlover asked...
Does bone cancer grow in the finger joint?
 

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Javier_S answered...

While primary and secondary bone cancers can grow or metastasize anywhere in the body the hand is not an usual site for bone cancer. However like any cancer it can arise in a hand joint from as either a site of primary location or as the result of the spread of another cancer. For example, bone metastases are common in advanced breast cancer. Medscape notes the most common bone cancer found on the hand is chondrosarcoma. They note the second most common type of sarcoma to effect the hand is Epithelioid sarcoma. While bone cancers can and do sometimes occur in the hand and finger they are rare.

 

 
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