What are the different symptoms of secondary bone cancer?
There are two types of cancer. One is the primary bone cancer and other is the secondary bone cancer. Usually, the axial skeleton is involved. The subdivision of the metastatic or secondary tumors can be further done into various types of tumors depending on the origin. First of all the tumors result from the spread of neoplasm from the adjacent soft tissue. Second types of tumors represent the malignant transformation of the benign lesions that pre-exist.
Some common secondary bone cancer symptoms of signs of bone cancer include are given below. They depend on the location, size and type of the tumor.
# Pain is a very frequent symptom that is reported by the patients
# Sometimes, there is slightly tender lump on the bone and it can be felt through the skin which is sometimes very firm
# In some cases, there is an interference of the bone with normal movements.
# Sometimes, it may also lead to the breakage of bones.
Other possible secondary bone cancer symptoms and signs include:
# Weakening of bones which may also lead to fractures
# Tenderness of tumors and swelling of joints
# Unintentional weight loss
Given below are the symptoms of secondary bone cancer:
# Sometimes a person may affect chronic pain in the afflicted area
# The bones are often weakened and they lead to pathological fractures
# Bone fractures will occur due to the fragility of bones. This is not from any external source
# There will be a pressure on the spinal cord and this will lead to paralysis or weakness.
# Sometimes there is drowsiness, confusion, constipation and nausa. The calcium levels in the blood is raised. This condition is also known as hypercalcemia.
# There is unexplained fatigue
# There is an increased susceptibility to the infection. There can be an invasion of the cancer cells into the bone. The bone marrow is hampered along with its blood cell manufacturing capabilities. Thus, the overall body resistance is decreased.
# However, it must be noted that these symptoms are not the sure signs of cancer. they may also be caused due to another condition or a less serious problem. Individuals who experience such symptoms must consult a doctor. Although, bone cancer can arise in any bone of the body, it will frequently occur in the long bones of the legs and arms.
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