learn more about musculoskeletal tumours
The cause is unknown for the majority of malignant skeletal tumours. Bone tumours are most common in children and adolescents, and it makes up 5% of all paediatric cancers.
However, we know that cancer is a genetic disease, because it originates in a genetic mutation that controls cell multiplication.
Some of the risk factors for contracting a bone tumour are the metastasis of other cancers: breast, lung, kidney, thyroid, etc.
Another risk factor is not treating the disease in a specialised centre. This is because it is easy to confuse between distinct lesions and to not carry out an appropriate treatment as a result.