Bone tumor

Primary and secondary malignant tumors affect skeletal system. Primary tumors are represented by sarcoma, and they arise in the joints or bones. Metastatic cancer develops from the malignant cells are formed in other affected by cancer tissues and organs and got there usually through the blood.

The bones are often the place where form the metastases in the primary tumors, such as breast or lung. Primary bone tumors are relatively rare.

Pain in the affected bones – one the most frequent bone cancer symptoms. Initially, the pain is not constant and more concerned about at night or while walking in the case of lower extremity injury. With the growth of tumor pain becomes constant.

The pain increases with movement and can lead to lameness in the presence of lower extremity swelling. Swelling in the area of pain may occur within a few weeks. Sometimes the tumor can be touching with the hands.

Fractures occur infrequently and may occur in the area of the tumor or proximity close to it. Common bone cancer symptoms arise in the dissemination process, and expressed in terms of weight loss and increased fatigue.

Bone pain, caused by primary and secondary tumors may be the first noticeable symptom for people. As a rule, this pain is deep, nagging and has a permanent character, besides, it doesn’t connect with any activity and physical stress. Sometimes, it causes insomnia. Off course, any pain can be a symptom of any other disease, but if it doesn’t pass for some time, you’d better turn to doctor.

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Then, one of the common bone cancer symptoms may be swelling of limbs or joints, or even bones fragility in these places (in children). Even after light fall or minor accident, you can easily break your bone, as after malignant disease your organism is exhausted and bones are too weak. When the tumor as a result of salt calcium gets into the bloodstream from the bones, it raises the level of calcium in the blood and thus can cause nausea, vomiting, confusion and abdominal pain. The probability of this phenomenon increases when you get a second tumor.

So, how to get to know for sure, whether you are ill or not if you can’t occur any bone cancer symptoms.

As a rule, standard X-ray in most cases can detect bone tumor, which may seem like a cavity, or additional growth of bone tissue.

Computer tomography (CT) (sometimes with the additional introduction of contrast material) makes it possible to identify tumors shoulder belt, pelvic bones and spine.

Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is particularly useful in the defeat of the spine and spinal cord.

Radioisotope bone scanning using technetium can detect a degree of local spread of tumor or other bone lesion. This method is more effective compared with standard X-ray bones.

Biopsy (taking pieces of the tumor for the study) is compulsory, because it gives the right to confirm or exclude malignant bone lesion or cartilage tissue. In doing so, you can perform a biopsy needle or during surgery.

After detailed survey – specified the illnesses. Depending on the prevalence of the process can be set phase - from I to IV. And remember, if you feel some strange symptoms, turn to your doctor, as it maybe the fatal bone cancer symptoms.