What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Bone Cancer?

Even though bone cancer is not a common type of cancer, there are different types of bone cancer, which affect both adults and children: osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s tumor, fibrosarcoma, giant cell tumour of bone and chordoma.

Risk Factors of Bone Cancer

The exact cause of bone cancer is not clear yet. Following are considered as risk factors:

  • Certain inherited genetic diseases like retinoblastoma.
  • Paget’s disease.
  • Exposure to radiation during treatment of other types of cancer.
  • Injuries in the past.
  • Exposure to pesticides during pregnancy.

Symptoms of Bone Cancer

The signs and symptoms may vary according to the bone affected. Following are a few symptoms:

  • Bone pain.
  • Unusual weight loss.
  • Swelling and stiffness of the affected area.
  • Fatigue.
  • Weakens the bone, which makes you vulnerable to fractures even with a minor injury.

Management of Bone Cancer

Management includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Few Ayurvedic medicines like Amalaki, Ashwagandha, Triphala, Guduchi, Maharishi amrit kalash, Chyawanprash and Amalaki rasayana, etc., yoga, meditation and pranayama will definitely act as a supportive care for those who have undergone chemo or radiation therapy.

Additional Reading:

Do You Want to Prevent Cancer? Stop Eating These Carcinogenic Foods

Bone Cancer – An Overview

Signs and Symptoms of Bone Cancer

Bone Fact Sheet

All Natural Products for Boosting Immunity

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