Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that begins in the cells that form bones.

Osteosarcoma most often occurs in teenagers and young adults, but it can also affect younger children and older adults. It can impact any bone in the body, but it is most commonly detected in the arms or legs, specifically the upper arm bone close to the shoulder or bones around the knee.

The five-year survival rate for osteosarcoma patients has greatly increased over the years, and the GW Cancer Center’s Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Program strives to provide patients with the best possible care through its team of world-class doctors.