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Osteosarcoma Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Learn about the signs and symptoms of osteosarcoma. Find out how osteosarcoma is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options.  Some cancers may cause signs and symptoms early in the course of the disease, but that's not always the case.

Stages of Osteosarcoma

After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and anticipated response to treatment.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Doctors often use survival rates as a standard way of discussing someone's outlook (prognosis). Some people want to know about survival statistics, while others might not find the numbers helpful, or might even not want to know them.

Questions to Ask About Osteosarcoma

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand the diagnosis and treatment options.