Bone Cancer Awareness

Bone cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cells of the bone. The most common type of bone cancer is osteosarcoma, which begins in the bone tissue. Other types of bone cancer include chondrosarcoma, which starts in the cartilage cells, and Ewing’s sarcoma, which begins in the nerve tissue.

Bone cancers can occur in any bone in the body, but they most commonly occur in the long bones of the arms and legs. The symptoms of bone cancer depend on where the cancer is located and how large it is. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, and fatigue.

Bone cancers are treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The type of treatment depends on the location and stage of cancer. Surgery is usually the first treatment for bone cancers that have not spread to other parts of the body. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often used together to treat bone cancers that have spread to other parts of the body