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Bone Cancer - A rare form of cancer that forms in the cells of bones. Some common types of primary bone cancer include Ewing's sarcoma (develops in immature bone marrow tissue), osteosarcoma (develops in growing bone tissue), and chondrosarcoma (develops in cartilage). Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma occur more frequently in children, while chondrosarcoma occurs more often in adults. Although bone cancer symptoms vary from person to person, the most common symptom is pain at the tumor location. Other, less-common bone cancer symptoms include fractures at the site of the tumor, weight loss, night sweats, fevers, and/or chills. Cancer that spreads to the bone from another part of the body (e.g., prostate, breast, lung) is called secondary bone cancer.
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