CENTRE JEAN PERRIN - ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CENTRE JEAN PERRIN - ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bone cancer. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the knees of a patient with osteosarcoma (centre left) of the upper end of the right tibia (shinbone). Osteosarcoma is a highly malignant cancer that is more common in young people. It usually starts in a long bone and spreads rapidly. To prevent spread, removal of part of the affected bone or even amputation of the limb may be required.
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