Bone cancer is a relatively rare disease in which cancer cells grow in the bone tissue. Cancer occurs when cells in the body (in this case bone cells) divide without control or order. Normally, cells divide in a regulated manner.
If cells keep dividing uncontrollably when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue forms, called a growth or tumor. Cancer may form in the bone or spread to the bone from another site in the body.
When cancer starts in bone tissue, it is called primary bone cancer. When cancer cells travel to the bone from elsewhere, it is called secondary or metastatic cancer to the bone.
The sooner bone cancer is treated, the more favorable the outcome. If you suspect you have this condition, contact your doctor immediately.
Moore Regional Hospital offers bone cancer treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, surgery, clinical trials and support for patients with bone cancer in NC.
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Located in Pinehurst, we provide bone cancer treatment for patients across NC including the Sanford, Laurinburg, Raeford, Rockingham, Troy and Lumberton regions and beyond.