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How is osteosarcoma diagnosed?

To diagnose osteosarcoma, the doctors will take a close look at the bones using x-rays. Other imaging tests, like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a computed tomography (CT) scan, might also be needed. If a tumor is located, a biopsy willl be done. A biopsy involves removing a small piece of bone, usually using a needle. The piece of bone is then studied for cancer cells under a microscope.

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