Cam Brown battled an aggressive from of bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. This particular cancer is rare, but more than half who are diagnosed with it are younger than 20 years old.
Doctor Karen Russell, Cancer and Hematology Specialist at the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, says doctors believe this age group is affected most because their bodies are growing and developing. The bone forming tumors associated with Osteosarcoma start at the growth plate of the long bones in your body, such as the femur bone. When this happens, the tissue looks like immature bone on x-rays.
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