Dr. Beauchamp recalls the symptoms associated with bone tumors.
There can be none. A large number of patients that I see have x-rays taken for another reason and an abnormality is seen on a plain x-ray and they are sent to me for further evaluation. Other times, there are patients who can present with pain as probably the most common cause.
Some patients can present with a fracture where the bone has been deformed or weakened to such a degree that the bone is susceptible to breaking with minimal effort, and sometimes patients are aware of a swelling or a fullness or a mass that may not be painful at all.
About Dr. Beauchamp, M.D.:
Dr. Christopher P. Beauchamp, M.D., is an orthopedic surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He focuses specifically on musculoskeletal oncology, adult reconstructive orthopedics, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and infected, failed joint arthroplasty.