Cancer Symptoms

Bone Cancer Symptoms

What are the symptoms of bone cancer?

Bone cancer weakens the bone by creating holes within them. Often, a metal pin or a plate can be fitted into the affected bone to strengthen it. It depends on the situation whether such an operation is possible. Following are the bone cancer symptoms:

  • The calcium level in the blood goes up than normal. As a result, the person may feel sick, drowsy, or constipated. These symptoms should be reported to one's GP as soon as possible.
  • Bone cancer symptoms will vary from person to person depending on the size and location of the bone cancer. Some generalized bone cancer symptoms to look for include pain/ swelling in the bone or unexpected bone fractures.
  • Other secondary bone cancer symptoms may be present depending on the bone affected. If the spine, leg or hip bones are affected, there would be a walking difficulty accompanied with pain. In case the cancer has affected a minor portion of the bone, the symptoms may not be as apparent.
  • The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain, which is caused either by the spread of the tumor or by the breaking of bone that is weakened by a tumor. Stiffness or tenderness in the bone may also occur. Sometimes there are other symptoms, such as fatigue, fever, swelling, and stumbling. But these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions. Only a doctor can tell for sure whether or not a patient has bone cancer.

Regular chckups are the key to early detection of bone cancer. Thus, it as advised to consult one's GP if any of the above mentioned bone cancer symptoms are encountered.

bone cancer symptoms : interior of bone

Summary of Bone Cancer Symptoms

  • Pain and/or swelling in the bone.
  • Weakness in the affected bones.
  • Raised calcium levels in the blood.
  • Unexpected bone fractures.
  • Movement problems.

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