Bone cancer occurs when an abnormal gathering of tissues or tumor is formed in the human bone. A tumor is malignant since it grows aggressively and spreads to the remaining parts of the human body. But cancers that begin in other parts of the body and spread to the bone are not included under this term.
The major symptoms of bone cancer are:
Swelling and pain in the affected bones
Feeling fatigued and tired
Easily breakable bones
Types of Bone Cancer
This type affects adults and occurs in the legs, arms and pelvis. It develops in your subchondral tissue, the hard-connective tissue located between the bones. It is second most common type of primary cancer.
Generally, osteosarcoma affects adolescents and children, and may occur in adults as well. This type of bone cancer occurs in the long bones of your legs and arms. But it can occur in other bones too. In rare cases this cancer occurs outside the bones and so is termed as extra-skeletal osteosarcoma.
Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma (UPS)
A hostile sarcoma of the soft tissues, it can arise in different parts of your body and presents as painless, enlarging, soft tissue. It is fast growing in nature and can spread to other parts, such as the lungs. It is categorized by significant metastasis and increased local recurrence.
It is the third most commonly occurring primary bone cancer which commonly affects young adults and children. Ewing's sarcoma commonly occurs in the pelvis and limbs of teenagers and young adults.
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