Bone Cancer Symptoms and Early Signs


Bone cancer may present with any one or more of the following symptoms. Sometimes there may be no symptoms, and sometimes other disease conditions may cause similar symptoms. Therefore, further investigations may be required to confirm the diagnosis.

Following are some common bone cancer symptoms:

  • Pain in the bone that intensifies with the movement of a particular body part.
  • Swelling in the area of bone.
  • Fracture in the affected bone.
  • Stiffness or instability of a joint.
  • Gait abnormalities.
  • Numbness or tingling in a body part (due to compression of nerve by bone tumor).
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Fever, sweating, chills, fatigue, and weakness (may be present in some cases).
  • Difficulty in breathing (due to involvement of lungs).

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