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bone tumor

Oncology A generic term encompassing both malignant and benign tumors in bone; most cancer in bone tissue is 2º to metastasis from a distant 1ºs–eg, from breast or prostate; 1º bone CA–eg, osteogenic sarcoma is rare. See Osteoma, Osteosarcoma.
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