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Fatigue and 4 Other Bone Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

When we feel pain or discomfort, our first instinct is to consult the internet doctor. There are some symptoms that don’t give any clues as to the cause, such as bone cancer. Confusion with other diseases can also delay treatment. It is important to see a doctor.

Being informed can help us to not ignore the messages our bodies are trying to send us. To get started…

What is bone cancer?

It occurs when some cells that make up bone tissue grow uncontrollably. It affects the bones in the pelvis, as well as the larger bones in the arms and legs. This is what the American Cancer Society describes.

Different types of bone cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are many types of cancers that can grow in bones.

1-Primary bone tumor

Osteosarcoma is a form of immature tissue, derived from cells called osteoblasts. It is common in young children and adults near the knees and shoulder.

Chondrosarcoma is a condition that begins in cartilaginous tissue and occurs most often in the pelvis.

Ewing’s Sarcoma: It can develop in bone but also in soft (muscle, fat and blood vessel) areas.

Chordoma is a rare condition and can be found in the bones of your spine (at either the sacral base of the skull or the base of the spinal column).

2-Metastatic cancer.

It is composed of cancer cells growing in another area of the body and spreading to the bone.

Signs and symptoms of bone cancer

Bone cancer is just like other forms of cancer. It takes time for bone cancer to develop. Some of these may be according the Mayo Clinic Medical Institute.

  • Bone pain (unusual, persistent)
  • Tenderness and swelling around the affected area
  • Fracture due to bone weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Involuntary weight loss

How can you diagnose and treat bone cancer?

The following tests may be performed by your doctor: CT scan, bone scan, CT scan and MRI.

The treatment will depend on the extent of the cancer, its speed, how severe it is, and whether the cancer has spread to other parts of your body.

It is crucial that you seek medical attention if you feel any pain, discomfort, or growth. Do not wait. While it won’t solve the problem, it will limit your ability to take action.

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