July is Bone/Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month!! 🎗
Pain in the affected bone is the most common sign of bone cancer. At first, the pain is not constant. It may be worse at night or when the bone is used, for instance, leg pain when walking. As the cancer grows, the pain will be there all the time, and get worse with activity.
Swelling in the area of the pain may not occur until weeks later. It might be possible to feel a lump or mass depending on where the tumor is.
Cancers in the bones of the neck can cause a lump in the back of the throat that can lead to trouble swallowing or make it hard to breathe.
Bone cancer can weaken the bone it's in, but most of the time the bones do not fracture (break). People with a fracture next to or through a bone tumor usually describe sudden severe pain in a bone that had been sore for a few months.
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Cancer in the bones of the spine can press on nerves, causing numbness and tingling or even weakness.
Cancer can cause weight loss and fatigue. If the cancer spreads to internal organs it may cause other symptoms, too. For instance, if the cancer spreads to the lungs, it can cause trouble breathing.”