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Bone cancer is extremely uncommon in adults and begins in the cells that compose the bone. These cancers that originate in the bone are known as sarcomas. In addition, some types of cancer, such as kidney cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer, tend to spread to bone.

Help for Northwestern Memorial Foundation helps everyone at Northwestern Medicine remain committed to providing state-of-the-art diagnosis, therapy, and treatment for both adults and children with orthopaedic and rheumatologic diseases. These diseases range from the simple to complicated and moderate to life-threatening. They comprise areas of disease like bursitis/tendonitis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout and several other forms of arthritis, systemic lupus, vasculitis, fibromyalgia, and other ailments.

According to The American Cancer Society, there are other cancers that can develop in the bones but does not start in the actual bone cells. Cancers like Non-Hodgkin lymphomas. “Non-Hodgkin lymphoma generally develops in lymph nodes but sometimes starts in the bone. Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the bone is often a widespread disease because many bones are usually involved. The outlook is similar to other non-Hodgkin lymphomas of the same subtype and stage. Primary lymphoma of the bone is given the same treatment as lymphomas that start in lymph nodes − it is not treated like a primary bone sarcoma. For more information see Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.” Multiple myelomas are another cancer that develops in the bones but is not primarily thought of as bone cancer.

Your generosity can help further advancements in bone cancer treatments like stem cell treatments. Research in orthopaedic and rheumatologic cancers brings hope that stem cell studies might help boost understanding of how infections in the bone happen, and how science can bring even more innovative treatment options to patients in need. Northwestern Memorial Foundation can help scientists and physicians better understand how diseases and ailments grow in the bone, and how stem cells could be directed into getting specific cells which may be employed to regenerate and repair damaged or diseased cells in humans. Research can also help scientists and physicians understand how stem cells might have the capacity to be increased to become brand new tissue to be used in transplant and regenerative medicine like that needed to treat orthopaedic and rheumatologic cancers.

Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Cancer Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Your gift to Northwestern Memorial Foundation can help scientists in orthopaedic and rheumatologic cancers continue to progress the understanding of stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine. Your support will help fund opportunities to enhance the standard of living and improve longevity for orthopaedic and rheumatologic patients. With your generous donations to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, we can stay actively engaged in research which investigates mechanisms of these diseases, as well as finds innovative therapies and continue scientific research into orthopaedic and rheumatologic cancers to help find new diagnostic tools and treatments.

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