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All About Bone

Diagnostic Procedures for Bone Disorders

Treatments for Bone Disorders

Bone Disorders

Bone Cancers

Benign Bone Tumors

Glossary

Bone is living tissue that provides shape and support for the body, as well as protection for some organs. Bone also serves as a storage site for minerals and provides the medium – marrow – for the development and storage of blood cells.

Picture of a model of a skeleton

Because the functions of bone are numerous and complex, many disorders require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. These conditions include benign (noncancerous) disorders, cancers that occur in bone, and cancers that affect bone.

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