July is Bone & Joint Cancer Awareness Month

Primary bone and joint cancer is a rare cancer that forms in cells of the bone and associated joints. It does not include cancers that begin elsewhere and metastasize to the bone. In honor of the month the Ohio Department of Health has released a fact sheet about bone and joint cancer statistics and facts in Ohio.  An average of 116 new cases were diagnosed, and an average of 43 deaths occurred each year from 2012 to 2016 in Ohio.