16th October 2019

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What are the early signs of bone cancer?

Signs and symptoms of bone cancer include:
  • Bone pain.
  • Swelling and tenderness near the affected area.
  • Weakened bone, leading to fracture.
  • Fatigue.
  • Unintended weight loss.

Also, where does bone cancer usually start?

Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma (also called osteogenic sarcoma) is the most common primary bone cancer. It starts in the bone cells. It most often occurs in young people between the ages of 10 and 30, but about 10% of osteosarcoma cases develop in people in their 60s and 70s.

What does it feel like when you have bone cancer?

Bone pain: Pain is the most common sign of bone cancer, and may become more noticeable as the tumor grows. Bone pain can cause a dull or deep ache in a bone or bone region (e.g., back, pelvis, legs, ribs, arms). Other conditions, like osteoporosis or arthritis, may also cause bone or joint pain.

How bad is cancer in the bones?

The prognosis, or outlook, for survival for bone cancer patients depends upon the particular type of cancer and the extent to which it has spread. The overall five-year survival rate for all bone cancers in adults and children is about 70%. Chondrosarcomas in adults have an overall five-year survival rate of about 80%.
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