What are the symptoms of osteosarcoma (bone cancer)?

Pain and/or a mass. Since the cancer damage the surrounding bone, tiny fractures produce pain relatively early, perhaps a sudden fracture of the whole bone eventually. Or the patient may discover a lump on a bone. Imaging is the mainstay of diagnosis and if you have bone pain lasting more than a week or have found a mass, a physician's office visit is on order. Peace.

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Is swelling of the knee and water on the knee a symptom of bone cancer or osteosarcoma?

Many reasons. There are many reasons for fluid collections in the knee or swelling of the knee. Bone cancer/osteosarcoma can cause this problem but it is much more likely to be another cause. Trauma will cause these symptoms as will arthritis or degenerative joint disease. This should be evaluated by your primary care physician. Read more...

Could swelling of the knee and water on the knee be related to bone cancer or osteosarcoma?

Possibly. This is a very difficult question to answer in 400 characters.Certainly a tumor is one of the least common causes of swelling around the knee. That being said, if you do have a tumor close to the knee, then it is possible that you can experience what we call a reactive effusion and thus experience fluid swelling or bleeding within the knee. Read more...
Very rarely. Osteosarcoma is a very rare cancer. It is most common around the knee and usually presents as a lump . It sometimes causes fluid to collect in the knee. But vast majority of cases of knee swelling are due to injury, arthritis and other benign conditions. Read more...

What are some symptoms of bone cancer?

Many... 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...

What are the main symptoms of bone cancer?

Pain. Most of the time when we are talking about cancer of the bone it is from metastasis. That is were a cancer from another origin spreads to the bone. Sometimes there is no symptom at all and we find these when we test by bone scan, xray, or ct scans. The most common symptom when it develops is pain from pressure on the periosteum or covering of a bone. Fractures are also possible and cause pain. Read more...

What are the early symptoms that might be from bone cancer?

Pain. It depends a lot on whether the tumor started in the bone, or spred there from another source. Best way to evaluate is to see your physician, and get a few tests, mainly xrays. Read more...

What are symptoms of prostate-bone cancer?

Few common ones. Pain, elevated calcium with it's resultant problems, brittle bones in spine needing cementing to minimize chance of compression fracture. Need to consider Denosumab or bisphosphonate treatment. Read more...