Another frequent symptom that many cancer patients experience is inflammation. Inflammation occurs when a tumor in the bone causes swelling in the nearby area. Bone cancer doesn’t always cause swelling, and the extent and severity of the swelling will depend on each case. If the tumor is in an area with lots of body tissue and nerves, inflammation is more likely to appear. The affected area will often feel tender and painful, and the surrounding skin may look red. Over-the-counter medication and prescribed medication are the most common way to treat inflammation.
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