Bone cancer can start in any bone in the body, but it most regularly affects the bones that make up the arms and legs.
Types of bone cancer occur mainly in children, while others affect mostly adults.
The term “bone cancer” doesn’t include cancers that begin else where in the body and swell to the bone.
Types of bone cancer:
The most common types of bone cancer include:
1) Osteosarcoma – Its begins in the bone cells. Its occurs most often in children and adults.
2) Chondrosarcoma – Its begins in cartilage cells that are usually start on the ends of bones. Its most usually affects older adults.
3) Ewing’s disease – It’s not clear where in bone Ewing’s disease begins. Scientists believe Ewing’s growth may start in on nerve tissue within the bone. Ewing’s disease occurs most often in children and youthful.
Symptoms of bone cancer include:
- Bone pain
- Swelling and tenderness near the affected area
- Broken bone
- Unintended weight loss
These factors are related with an increased risk:
1) Inherited genetic syndromes: These rare genetic syndromes passed through families increase the risk of bone cancer, including Li-Fraumeni syndrome and hereditary retinoblastoma.
2) Paget’s disease of bone: This precancerous condition that affects older adults increases the risk of bone cancer.
3) Radiation therapy for cancer: Exposure to large doses of radiation, such as those given during ray’s treatment for cancer, increases the risk of bone cancer in the future.