Bone cancer is known as Osteosarcoma. During the development stage, destruction or bone damage starts in immature bone cells and result in weakening of the bone.
Cancer development in soft tissue outside the bone is very rare phenomena. This type of cancer most often begins in the thigh or shin bones. Upper arm bone, close to the shoulder is most common region for the development of cancer.
Osteosarcoma affects about 400 children and adolescents under the age of 20 each year, and it most commonly affects adolescents during the growth spurt.
Symptoms of Osteosarcoma:
Signs and Symptoms are pain in the bone or joint, a painless swelling or a noticeable mass in the arm or leg, a broken bone that occurs without injury or with minimal injury, stiffness or swelling of joints (uncommon), back pain or loss of bowel or bladder control related to a tumor in the pelvis
Chemotherapy is an important part of treatment for Osteosarcoma, other treatments include radiotherapy and surgery.