Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumors and Sarcoma Facts

What are musculoskeletal cancer and sarcoma?

Cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to divide and multiply uncontrollably.

Musculoskeletal cancer develops in bones, muscles or nerves. Types of musculoskeletal tumors include: osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and soft tissue sarcomas.

Sarcomas develop in the body’s connective tissues and are most common is the muscles, tendons, fat, nerves, cartilage and bones.

What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal cancer?

Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal cancer include:

  • New lumps anywhere on the body
  • Bone pain (may be worse at night or when the bone is being used)
  • Bone break, even from slight injury