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Common leg pain can also be a symptom of cancer

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  • 30 January, 2023 16:00:46

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News desk: Leg pain can occur at any time due to various reasons. Leg pain or joint pain increases especially in winter. Leg pain can usually be caused by prolonged walking, standing or injury.

But if there is pain in the leg bone, then you will be in danger if you ignore it as normal. Because common leg pain can also be a symptom of bone cancer.

According to experts, no symptoms of bone cancer appear quickly. Again, its treatment is also very difficult. Bone cancer occurs when a tumor or tissue begins to form abnormally in the bone.

It is also called bone sarcoma. Cancer tumors are very dangerous and they spread very quickly in the body.

How does bone cancer start?

According to experts, bone cancer can start in any bone in the body. But it usually starts in the pelvic bones, long bones of the legs or arms such as the shin, femur or upper arm.

Cancer that starts in the bone is very rare and deadly. Bone cancer can start in any bone in the body and spread to other bones.

Different types of bone cancer

Primary bone cancer is the most serious of all bone cancers. They form directly in the bone or surrounding tissue.

Secondary bone cancer can spread or metastasize to the bone from another part of the body. This cancer is more common than primary bone cancer.


Osteosarcoma or osteogenic sarcoma usually affects children and young adults. But it can also occur in adults. Bone cancer starts in the upper part of the long bones of the arms and legs.

Osteosarcoma can also start in the hip, shoulder, or other parts of the body. It affects the hard tissue, which is the outer layer of your bones.

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer. Which is responsible for 2 out of 3 bone cancers.

Wing sarcoma

Wing sarcoma is the second most common type of primary bone cancer. In this case, it starts in the soft tissue around the bone or directly in the bone. It affects children and young adults.

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It occurs in people over 30 years of age. In this case it starts from thigh and shoulder bone. It is formed in subchondral tissue, which is the tough connective tissue between bones. These tumors usually grow slowly. It is the lowest stage of bone cancer.

Single myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the most common type of cancer that affects bone. However, it is not considered a primary bone cancer because it starts in plasma cells. It occurs when cancerous tissue grows in the bone marrow and causes tumors in other bones.

What are the symptoms of bone cancer?

1. Severe pain and swelling where the cancer is in the bone
2. Pain in the long bones of the body
3. Fatigue
4. Acute bone pain
5. Bones break easily
6. Weight loss and
7. fever

Source: presswar18/cancer.org


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