Primary bone cancer, or cancer that starts in the bone, is quite rare. The most common type of primary bone cancer is osteosarcoma. This cancer usually affects teenagers and young adults.
Pain, swelling, fracture, Cancer in the bones of the spine can press on nerves, leading to numbness and tingling or even weakness.The earliest symptoms of bone cancer are pain and swelling in the area in which the tumor is located. The pain may come and go at first, then become more severe and steady later. The pain may get worse with movement, and there may be swelling in the soft tissue nearby.
Early detection and better treatment have improved survival for people with bone cancer. Research for bone cancer is on-going. Clinical trials can test the effectiveness of promising new treatments.Surgery is the removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue during an operation. Surgical oncologists and orthopedic oncologists are doctors who specialize in treating bone cancer using surgery.
Geographical analysis: In Belgium, 352 Bone cancer incidences were recorded.