What are the signs of possible bone cancer?

Pain most often. Most primary and secondary bone tumors present with pain. Some can present as painless enlargement/swelling of a limb or joint. On occasion a bone tumor can be silent until there is enough weakness in the bone for a fracture to occur.

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What are the signs of possible bone metastases from prostate cancer?

Pain. Pain is by far the most common symptom. Less commonly, a fracture may be the cause for discovery and rarer still paralysis from spinal cord compression with vertebral involvement. An xray such as ct or bones scan may show this as well. Psa level is not a sign of bone metastasis, but very elevated psa levels may predict a high risk of metastasis. Read more...

What are signs or symptoms of bone cancer?

Bone cancer... Pain and swelling of the bones affected are common symptoms. Other symptoms include: joint tenderness or inflammation, fractures due to bone weakness, and limited range of motion. Non-specific symptoms like fever, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, and anemia can also be symptoms. Read more...
Pain, swelling, mass. The most frequent symptoms of bone cancer are pain at the site of disease often severe enough to wake from sleep, swelling at the area, and a firm mass at the site of disease. Read more...

Usually, what are the signs of bone cancer?

Pain and swelling. Usually, patients present with pain and swelling of the affected area. Some bone tumors, like osteosarcoma, affect the distal femur, proximal tibia, and humerus. Chondrosarcomas are seen in the shoulder and pelvis, while ewing's sarcomas are in teenagers and are seen in long bones and flat bones. Multiple myeloma has bone pain in the back and ribs. Each has a different x-ray appearance. Read more...
Pain and swelling. There are many different types of bone cancer, each with its own signs and symptoms. In general bone cancer may cause pain, local swelling, and fracture. Read more...

What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

Last I checked. There are 206 bones in the human. Curiously, bone metastasis affect skull and central skeleton & proximal appendicular. Each bony site is different. Pain is common, fracture of weight bearing bones. Some cause abnormal increased blood calcium. Cancer starting in bones is very rare (osteo- chondro- sarcoma). Usually in young adults. Read more...

Breast cancer stage3 I have occassional pain on my waist it occurs a liittle bit and then it fades. Is it a sign of bone cancer im 47 yrs old?

Not bone Ca. In stage 3 cancer of breast, distant mets have not occurred. The symptoms may be related to GI problems secondary to meds being given for the disease. In bone Ca the mets are well defined and rarely subside especially if area palpated. Best way to evaluate distant mets to reclassify stage of disease is by PET/CAT. Read more...