Research Update: Bone Neoplasms
Delores C. Schoen

Orthopaedic Nursing
December 2006 
Volume 25  Number 6
Pages 427 - 430
  PDF Version Available!


Schoen, Delores C.

Delores C. Schoen, PhD, RN, FAAN , President, Harmon Enterprises, Inc., State College, PA.

Tumors involving the skeleton are by no means rare and are frequently malignant. Bone neoplasms may occur as primary benign or malignant lesions or as secondary (i.e., metastatic) lesions.

The most common benign tumors include osteomas, chondromas, giant cell tumors (the most common), cysts, and osteoid osteomas. Benign tumors are usually well circumscribed, grow slowly, and seldom spread. Primary malignant bone tumors include osteogenic sarcoma (the most common), Ewing's sarcoma, and multiple myeloma.

In adults, the most common bone tumors are metastatic, with the primary lesion located frequently in the breast, lung, prostate, kidney, ovary, or thyroid. Among tumors, carcinomas tend to metastasize to bone more frequently than sarcomas.

Certain bone tumors tend to occur at specific ages. For example, osteogenic sarcomas generally appear below the age of 25 years ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!

1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.

Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.

jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles Recommended Nursing Articles Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events