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Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

Information about Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

We Have to Know about the Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • Cancer that originates in the bone — primary bone cancer — is rare. The condition affects more children than adults. More often, cancer cells spread (metastasize) to the bones from other areas of cancer in your body
  • Osteosarcoma, which occurs primarily in growing bone tissue
  • Chondrosarcoma, which occurs in cartilage
  • Ewing’s sarcoma, which arises primarily in immature tissue in bone marrow

Causes of Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • Most of the times cancer originate in a different place and migrates to the bones. For example, lung cancer commonly spreads from the lungs to the bones
  • Radiation is occasionally associated with bone cancer. Exposure to radiation from an X-ray won’t harm you. But heavy doses of radiation, such as radiation therapy given for other cancers, can increase your risk of developing bone cancer
  • Don’t exposure to radiation

Signs & Symptoms of Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • Pain is the most common symptom of bone cancer.
  • Most frequently cancer occurs in the long bones of your arms and legs.
  • Weakened bones, sometimes leading to fractures
  • Joint swelling and tenderness (for tumors in or near joints)
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Limping

Medical advice for Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • See your doctor if you develop signs or symptoms that may indicate bone cancer, such as unexplained bone pain

Risk factors of Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma occur most often in children, adolescents and young adults, ages 10 to 25
  • Chondrosarcoma is more common in adults
  • Adults with Paget’s disease of bone, which involves abnormal development of new bone cells, may be at increased risk of osteosarcoma

Treatment for Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Self-care for Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • Calcium tablets

Investigations for Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)

  • X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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Symptoms of Bone Tumors (Bone Cancer)