Bone cancer - pictures

Bone cancer - pictures

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Bone cancer - pictures

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Bone cancer - It is a rare cancer that forms in bone cells. Cancer that begins in the bone (known as primary bone cancer) is not the same disease as cancer that begins in another part of the body and spreads (by metastasize) to the bone (called secondary bone cancer). While that may appear in any of your bones, primary bone cancer most commonly occurs in the long bones of the arms and legs.


Bone cancer - Signs, symptoms and causes

Those who experience one or more of these symptoms does not mean you have bone cancer. However, you should not ignore.

The following are some potential symptoms of bone cancer:

Bone pain: Pain in the bones is usually observed when the tumor begins to grow. At first, pain may occur only at certain times of day. After depending on how cancer develops, the pain may become more persistent. Other conditions such as osteoporosis or arthritis, can also cause bone pain or joint pain.

Swelling: the pain is localized area may begin to show signs of edema.

Fractures: Cancerous cells can weaken bone. Sometimes this can lead to fractures.

Little mobility: In some cases, depending on the tumor location may make normal movements become difficult and / or painful.

Other symptoms: weight loss and fatigue. Other symptoms may develop if the cancer has spread to other organs.

Bone cancer - Treatment

Three common forms of treatment for bone cancer: are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Depending on the general health can determine which treatments are most suitable combinations.