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Childhood Osteosarcoma Symptoms

The most common symptom of childhood osteosarcoma is a constant dull ache in the bone or joint, often increasing at night when sleeping. The pain tends to increase over time rather than subside.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling, lump or tenderness in or near a joint
  • Difficulty with normal movement; limping
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count)
  • Fractures

If your child has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

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  • The Children’s Cancer Hospital is within one of the top-ranked cancer centers in America
  • Access to novel therapies and state-of-the-art technologies before most children’s hospitals
  • We see more types of cancer than any other children’s hospital in Texas
  • Family-centered care that actively involves parents in their child’s treatment
  • A strong cancer research program focused on developing new therapies for pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive support services such as an accredited school program, creative arts, child life and career counseling
  • An Adolescent and Young Adult Program that specializes in the unique medical and psychological needs of patients aged 15-25

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