Bone Cancer (Sarcoma of Bone): Medical Illustrations

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ON THIS PAGE: You will find a drawing of the skeleton, which is the part of the body affected by bone sarcoma, as well as a close-up view of the inside of a bone. Use the menu to see other pages.

An illustration of the human skeleton.

The image is a drawing of a full adult skeleton. The adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones. A cross section of the femur (thigh bone) shows 3 different parts of a human bone. It shows cartilage as a thin layer at the head of the femur where it connects to the pelvis. The hard outer surface of the bone (called compact bone) surrounds a spongy red tissue called marrow. Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.

Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale.

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors and Prevention. It describes the factors that may increase the chance of developing bone sarcoma. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.