14 Symptoms And Common Signs Of Bone Cancer

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Bone cancer occurs when a malignant tumor begins to grow in the cells that make up the bone. These cells, which can grow in any part of the body’s bones, grow ‘out of control’ and end up forming tumors, which is considered primary bone cancer. It is interesting to note that not only is primary bone cancer considered quite rare in adults, but benign or non-cancerous tumors are actually more common than malignant ones.
Although bone cancer can start in any bone found within the body, the most common areas that it usually begins are in the longer bones of the arms and legs, as well as the pelvis. And when you say primary, it means that the cancer begins in the bone cells, unlike when the cancer originated from somewhere else then metastasized to the bone. Treatment will depend on what type of bone cancer it is, as well as what will work specifically per patient case.
Since bone cancer is relatively rare, ‘making up less than 1 percent of all cancers,’ getting the proper diagnosis tends to be more difficult. Unfortunately, bone cancer usually tends to be pinpointed as a sports injury, arthritis or joint problems at first before making the right prognosis. Plus the fact that many of these symptoms mimic other non-cancerous injuries or conditions, it makes primary bone cancer much more difficult to detect. Despite the fact that symptoms vary from person to person, depending on location as well, there are still some that are prevalent in most cases.
Here are 14 common signs and symptoms of primary bone cancer.

1. Tenderness Or Pain

The most common symptom for bone cancer, especially osteosarcoma – the most common type of primary bone cancer – is feeling tenderness or pain. Most of the time, this pain occurs either the pelvis, the ribs, the back or the arms and legs. The pain has been described as a ‘dull or deep ache,’ occurring mostly when a patient is more active, or during the night time when they are at rest. The pain may come and go, but as the tumors grow, normally the pain increases in strength as well, becoming more constant. The tenderness or pain can also become so severe that it hampers a person from doing their normal, everyday activities.