What are the symptoms of bone cancer?

Symptoms of bone cancer. The symptoms of bone cancer vary depending on where it develops and how severe it is. Different types of bone cancer tend to form in different areas. For example:


Osteosarcoma is most common in the lower thigh, shins and arms.
• Ewing's sarcoma most commonly occurs in the pelvis, thigh and shins.
• Chondrosarcoma is most common in the thigh, pelvis, ribs, upper arm and shoulder bone.
• Spindle cell sarcoma most commonly develops in the lower thigh, shins and arms.


Bone cancer often causes pain and tenderness in the affected area. This is often worse at night. As the cancer grows it can also cause swelling in the affected area. If it is near a joint it may make movement in that area difficult.


Less common symptoms of bone cancer include:


• tiredness
fever
• weight loss


It's important to remember that these symptoms can be caused by many problems other than bone cancer. So although not necessarily a result of bone cancer, if you have these symptoms you should visit your doctor.
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