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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BONE CANCER?

The exact symptoms of bone cancer will vary, depending on the size of the cancer and where it is in the body. Common symptoms include: pain, swelling and problems with movement.

  • Pain and tenderness will be around the area of the bone tumor. The pain is often worse at night.

  • Swelling may not show up until the bone tumor is quite large. You cannot always feel, or see a lump. This depends on where the cancer is.

  • If the cancer is near a joint, the lump can get in the way and make it more difficult for you to move. You may develop a limp if a leg bone is affected.

  • Tiredness, fever and weight loss are all general symptoms that can occur with a number of conditions, including cancer.