Malignant Bone Tumors – Symptoms and Treatment
Bone tumors can affect any bone of the human body, but it is mostly observed that tumors often hit the bigger bones. A bone tumor is actually an abnormal growth of an extra tissue in the bone. The bones that stand at high risk of developing a tumor are the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), pelvis, and the humerus (upper arm bone). Some kinds of bone tumors are benign which do not spread to other body parts while some bone tumors are cancerous in nature.
1 Causes of bone tumor
The exact cause of bone tumor is not known. However, a few possible causes can be genetics, bone injuries, and radiation treatment.