Dr. Beauchamp describes where tumors are likely to form on a woman's bone.
There are tumors that occur in the skeleton in different locations within the bone. So, some tumors are typically to occur at the ends of the bone for reasons we don’t know; giant cell tumor is one of them. There’s another cartilage-type tumor called a chondroblastoma that occurs always at the end of the bone.
There are other tumors that occur in the middle of a bone. Ewing’s sarcoma is perhaps a good example of that, and then there are other tumors that tend to occur in between the two, such as an osteosarcoma.
About Dr. Beauchamp, M.D.:
Dr. Christopher P. Beauchamp, M.D., is an orthopedic surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He focuses specifically on musculoskeletal oncology, adult reconstructive orthopedics, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and infected, failed joint arthroplasty.