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Healthy bones

Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy.

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Bone cancer

Primary bone cancer, which begins in the bones, is rare. But many other cancers, such as lung or breast cancer, can then spread to the bones.

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Bone diseases

Trusted information about bone diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to renal bone disease and osteogenesis imperfecta.

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Bones, muscles and joints

Bones, muscles and joints make up the musculoskeletal system. Learn more about their function and conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints.

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Paget's disease of bone

Paget's disease of bone is a condition that weakens and deforms bones. Discover more information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

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Osteoporosis diagnosis

Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakening bones. Learn about the diagnosis of osteoporosis, including bone density tests.

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Fractures

A bone fracture can be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury or fall. Fractures can also be caused by minor injuries in conditions that weaken the bone.

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Osteopaenia

People with osteopaenia have bones that are weaker than normal. Osteopaenia is not as severe as osteoporosis but you still have to be careful if you’re at risk.

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Perthes disease

Perthes disease is a painful condition of the hip which usually occurs in children. It can take time, but most children recover fully. Read our trusted sources about Perthe's disease.

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Leukaemia diagnosis

Many of the symptoms of leukaemia are quite general and can be caused by a range of illnesses. Find out more about leukaemia diagnosis.

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Rickets

Rickets is a bone disease, usually a result of low vitamin D levels, that causes soft and weak bones. It occurs in children and, occasionally, teenagers.

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