Symptoms of Bone Cancer

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Bone cancer symptoms generally develop with time. As the cancer cells grow, these cancerous cells spread and penetrate deeply into the bone. In order to understand the bone cancer signs and symptoms, treatment and staging, progression of bone cancer should be studied. Tumors that usually occur in or near the joints are liable to cause swelling, stiffness and tenderness in the affected area.

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Bone pain is generally the most common symptom of bone cancer. Bone pain in case of bone cancer begins with a feeling of tenderness in the bone affected with pain. Bone cancer pain starts as a persistent pain but gradually becomes worse at night. Bone cancer is misunderstood with arthritis.Symtoms of bone cancer include:

  • Inflammation in the affected area
  • Swelling in the affected area
  • A detectable lump on or around the affected bone
  • Swelling near a joint
  • Sweating
  • High temperature fever
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakened bones, leading to fractures
  • Fatigue

Bone cancer can also interfere with normal movements of a body. In this way it can weaken the bones sometimes leading to fracture. A child will need medical advice if bone pain is persistent for more than three days.

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