Category - Teen
this section about bone cancer is for teenagers and young adults. There are different types of bone cancer, and most of this information applies to all types. If you have a rare type of bone cancer and want to know more, you could talk to macmillan. A broken bone, also called a , is when a break goes through part or all of a bone. How do broken bones happen? Common causes of broken bones in teens include falls, accidents, and sports mishaps. Children with fibromyalgia who stay active tend to have less intense pain and less depression. Bone cancer is diagnosed more frequently in teens than in patients of any other age group. According to the national cancer institute, more than 27 percent of all bone cancer diagnoses are for individuals under the age of 20, and another 15. Bone health starts early in life in fact it begins at the foetal stage, when good maternal nutrition helps optimize the development of the babys skeleton. Childhood and adolescence is a critical time for bone building. It is during this period that both the size and strength of our bones increases significantly. Approximately half of our bone mass is accumulated during adolescence, with. From birth to the onset of the sexual maturation, the bone mineral mass at any given age is the same in girls as in boys. During puberty bone mass increases more in boys than in girls, mainly due to a more prolonged period of accelerated growth in males, resulting in a larger increase in bone size and thickness of the cortical shell of the bones. Bone cancer occurs when a tumor, or abnormal mass of tissue, forms in a bone. A tumor may be malignant, which means its growing aggressively and spreading to other parts of the body. For most people, the amount of bone tissue in the skeleton (known as bone mass) peaks by their late twenties. At that point, bones have reached their maximum strength and density. Up to 90 percent of peak bone mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and age 20 in boys, which makes youth the best time for your kids to invest in their bone health. Holes and channels run through it, carrying blood vessels and nerves. Cancellous (pronounced kan-suh-lus) bone, which looks like a sponge, is inside compact bone. It is made up of a mesh-like network of tiny pieces of bone called trabeculae.