The symptoms of bone cancer will vary, depending on the size of the cancer and where it is in the body.
Primary bone cancer is very rare. It is much more likely that some other problem is causing your symptoms. But it's important to get any symptoms checked out by your GP.
Cancer can also spread to your bones from somewhere else. This is called secondary or metastatic bone cancer. The signs and symptoms of secondary bone cancer may be different.
You might have pain or tenderness most of the time, even when you're resting. The pain is often worse in bed at night.
You could have pain that is felt in a different part of the body from where the tumour is. This is called referred pain.
You might have some swelling, but it is not always possible to see or feel a lump.
Problems moving around
It might be more difficult to move around, or you might walk with a limp.
Less common symptoms
Feeling tired (fatigue)
You might feel more tired than usual, even if you're getting a good nights sleep.
A high temperature (fever)
You might have a high temperature, feel feverish and have sweats.
A weakened bone
You might have a fracture caused by a weakened bone. This is called a pathological fracture but is very rare.
You might lose weight even if you haven't changed your diet.