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For people with osteosarcoma symptoms, the most common symptom of the cancer is usually pain. Symptoms may also include swelling, tenderness, and stiffness in the affected area. Symptoms of other conditions can sometimes be mistaken for symptoms of osteosarcoma, so be sure to see your healthcare provider to get an accurate diagnosis if you are having any symptoms.

Osteosarcoma Signs and Symptoms: An Overview

The most common type of bone cancer, osteosarcoma is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone. This type of cancer usually occurs in adolescents and young adults. Pain is the most common symptom of osteosarcoma. However, the symptoms may vary depending on the location and the size of the cancer.

Other Symptoms of Osteosarcoma

Other common symptoms may include:
  • Swelling, tenderness, or stiffness in the affected area
  • Bone fracture
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia.

Final Thoughts on Osteosarcoma Symptoms

These possible osteosarcoma symptoms are not sure signs of osteosarcoma. Other, less serious health problems can also cause these symptoms. People who have possible osteosarcoma symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible -- only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.
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