It can be tricky to recognize bone cancer symptoms because most of the symptoms are commonly caused by non-cancerous conditions such as joint problems, arthritis and sports injuries. The symptoms vary and depend on the type and location of the tumor, but some of the most common symptoms include swelling, increased pain and sudden pain from a pathologic fracture.
Here are some of the most common symptoms:
One of the most common symptoms of osteosarcoma is pain. It mainly occurs in the long bones of the body, like legs and arms. The pain might not be consisted at first. The pain is caused by vigorous exercising or physical injury, things that often occur in young population that gets affected by bone cancer. The cancer pain is worse when the bone is used and at night.
Here are some of the symptoms:
- tenderness, swelling and pain;
- redness and warmth in the affected area;
- severe and sudden pain in a bone that have been sore for a while;
- trouble moving, lifting etc.
50% of all osteosarcomas starts in the knee area. Symptoms are usually present for a couple of months before a diagnosis is made.
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