Bone Cancer: Bone cancer is a malignant bone tumor. There are several types of bone cancer, including osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, and chordoma. Symptoms and signs include pain, fracture, a lump or mass over the bone, fever, chills, anemia, and weight loss. Advancements in early diagnosis and treatment options have improved bone cancer prognosis. Though treatment for bone cancer depends upon the tumor location, cancer stage, and type of cancer, treatment usually includes surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.
Bone Cancer Facts Primary bone cancer is rare. Most bone cancers originate from some other type of cancer that migrates to the bones, which contains marrow that produces blood cells and their precursors, vital to the immune system. Metastatic bone cancer is treated by the chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or radiation that the primary cancer has proved sensitive to.