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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.

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