Bone cancer accounts for about 3% of childhood cancer. It is occurring often in teens and children. Here cancer starts in bone and then spreads to other organs.
Two types of primary bone cancers in children:
Osteosarcoma – It originates in the bone-forming cells. It is most common in teens, and usually develops in areas where the bone is growing quickly, like in the ends of the leg or arm bones. It causes localized swelling, bone fractures, limping, bone pain that gets worse at night. Activity of child restricts, and child may limp. Swelling in the area around the bone could be noticeable.
Ewing sarcoma – Occurs in soft tissue of bones. It is less common type of bone cancer and most time appears in teenage children. It often begins in the leg and spreads to pelvis. Symptoms are- Lump under the skin, bone pain, tenderness, stiffness, bone fractures, pain in joints, back, swelling, weight loss, fever, Palpable soft-tissue mass and pain in chest wall such as the ribs or shoulder blades are common symptoms.
Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: September 13, 2022