Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

What are the symptoms of osteogenic sarcoma?

The following are the most common symptoms of osteogenic sarcoma; however, each child may experience symptoms differently:

  • Pain (sharp or dull) at the site of the tumor.
  • Swelling and/or redness at the site of the tumor.
  • Increased pain with activity or lifting.
  • Limping.
  • Decreased movement of the affected limb.

The symptoms may have been present over a short period of time or may have been occurring for six months or more. Often, an injury brings a child into a medical facility, where an X-ray may indicate suspicious bone lesions.

The symptoms of osteogenic sarcoma may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child’s physician for a diagnosis.