There are mainly three types of bone cancer- Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma. It can be detected through the aid of X-ray, biopsy or blood tests. Bone pain, Swelling and tenderness near the affected area, broken bone, fatigue and tiredness, weight loss are few symptoms of bone cancer.
The most common bone cancer among children is Osteosarcoma which is a malignancy of bone cells resulting in cancerous growth during their growing years. The primary cancer arises in the bone, while the metastasis can spread to surrounding soft tissue and other important organs.
Chondrosarcoma begins in cartilage cells. It can occur in the pelvis, legs or arms in middle-aged and older people.
Ewing sarcoma tumors most commonly arise in the pelvis, legs or arms of children and young adults and usually not clear where in bone it begins.
In some cases, bone marrow transplant (BMT) may help in optimal health and bone growth as chemotherapy and radiation often destroy healthy blood cells found in the bone marrow.