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femur

[fee-mer] the thigh bone, which is the longest, largest, and strongest bone in the body. It extends from the hip (pelvis) to the knee.

Cancer Glossary

... femur Search [fee-mer]. the thigh bone, which is the longest, largest, and
strongest bone in the body. It extends from the hip (pelvis) to the knee. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=f

Denosumab

... Unusual breakage of the large bone of the upper leg (femur) has happened
very rarely in people taking this drug, even in people who had no injury ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/denosumab

What is bone cancer?

... It takes as much as 1,200 to 1,800 pounds of pressure to break the femur
(thigh bone). The bone itself contains 2 kinds of cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bonecancer/detailedguide/bone-cancer-what-is-bone-cancer

What is osteosarcoma?

... Most tumors develop in the bones around the knee, either in the distal femur
(the lower part of the thigh bone) or the proximal tibia (the upper part of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/osteosarcoma/detailedguide/osteosarcoma-what-is-osteosarcoma

Surgery for Ewing tumors

... a bone). If the tumor is in the upper part of the leg, the femur (upper
leg bone), including the knee, can be removed. It is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ewingfamilyoftumors/detailedguide/ewing-family-of-tumors-treating-surgery

Bone Metastasis

... metastasis. Other common sites are the hip bone (pelvis), upper leg bone
(femur), upper arm bone (humerus), ribs, and the skull. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003087-pdf.pdf

Hope Lodge News

... When a nuclear bone scan revealed more cancer, Pattie's orthopedic surgeon
was concerned her left femur could shatter, and immediately ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@newengland/documents/document/acspc-034342.pdf

What is cancer?

... It takes as much as 1,200 to 1,800 pounds of pressure to break the femur
(thigh bone). The bone itself contains 2 kinds of cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003086-pdf.pdf

What is metastasis?

... metastasis. Other common sites are the hip bone (pelvis), upper leg bone
(femur), upper arm bone (humerus), ribs, and the skull. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-what-is-bone-mets

Ewing Family of Tumors

... a bone). If the tumor is in the upper part of the leg, the femur (upper
leg bone), including the knee, can be removed. It is ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003099-pdf.pdf