Can Knee Pain Be A Sign Of Cancer? Osteosarcoma And Your Knees

Can Knee Pain Be A Sign Of Cancer? Osteosarcoma And Your Knees

Can Knee Pain Be A Sign Of Cancer?

The short answer to the question “Can knee pain be a sign of cancer” is yes. There’s a type of cancer known as osteosarcoma (also called osteogenic sarcoma) that’s the most common type of cancer that arises in bones, and it is often occurs in or near the knees.

Osteosarcoma happens most often in young men (under the age of 25), although anyone can get it at any age.

Here are the symptoms.

* Pain in the affected bone is the most common symptom of osteosarcoma.

* Pain might come and go, but when it occurs, it tends to be worse at night.

* The pain becomes more intense with physical activity.

* Depending on where the tumor is, it might be possible to feel a lump or mass.

* Swelling is another common symptom, although it might not occur until later in the progress of the disease.

* A person with osteosarcoma near a knee might begin to limp.

Since osteosarcoma happens most often in young people, who naturally get a lot of bumps and bruises, the signs can be easy to miss. This can delay diagnosis and treatment.

If a child has persistent knee pain along with the other symptoms just mentioned, and they persist for several weeks or seem to get worse, a visit to your doctor would be advisable.

The purpose of this video has been to provide quick, basic answers to the question, “Can knee pain be a sign of cancer?”

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