Bone Cancer

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Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging TOPICS

Can bone cancer be found early?

Tests are routinely used to detect early stages of some types of cancer (such as breast, cervical, colorectal, and skin cancer) before they cause symptoms. At this time, no special tests are routinely recommended to detect bone cancers early. The best strategy for early diagnosis is prompt attention to the signs and symptoms of this disease.

Last Medical Review: 03/21/2014
Last Revised: 01/21/2016