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The American Cancer Society estimates that each year in the United States, there are about 2800 new cases of cancer of the bones and joints, and 1500 deaths. Most cancers that appear in the bones however, are a result of metastasis from cancers of the breast, prostate, lungs, and thyroid.
Different forms of bone cancer affect different patient populations, but usually occur either in adults over age 50 and growing children in adolescence. Frequently there is no known cause, but radiation and genetics may play a role.