What is Bone Cancer

Where as most types of cancer affect mainly older people, bone cancer is more common among younger people. Most cases of bone cancer are secondary, having spread from primary cancers, and it is rare for the primary cancer to develop in the bone. Types of bone cancer include; Osteosarcoma (large leg or arm bones), Ewing’s sarcoma (thigh, shin or pelvis) and Chondrosarcoma (cartilage).

Can I Prevent Bone Cancer?

The best thing you can do is take excellent care of yourself.

  1. Believe in life and your own purpose.
  2. Manage stress constructively.
  3. Value friends and family who support you.
  4. Eat well and try to include 10 servings of fruit and veg every day.
  5. Get out and exercise. Enjoy life.
  6. Take a Vitamin D supplement and be sure to get enough calcium too.

Learn more about nutrition and exercise.

How Will I Know If I Have It?

Like some other internal cancers, the symptoms are those you often feel when unwell. Speak to your doctor if you experience: Feeling unusually tired. You you loose weight unexpectedly. You experience an unexplained fever. You have painful swelling or lumps.