So today we started our Bone Cancer awareness and fundraising activities in aid of @bcrt.
First up is our cake sale, we set up early and couldn’t fight them off!, with Luke’s Mum’s flapjack being
Since the we haven’t really stopped with the choc Malteser cakes was the first to go!!
And our very own @mjr_clark has just arrived with more cake!!
Whilst we are having lots of fun with baking and selling, we do have to remember why we are doing this!
So what is bone cancer?
PRIMARY BONE CANCER’ IS THE NAME GIVEN TO CANCER THAT STARTS IN A CELL IN A BONE.
THE SYMPTOMS OF PRIMARY BONE CANCER
Primary bone cancer is rare, and symptoms can be similar to sports injuries, growing pains, or common conditions such as tendonitis or arthritis.
- Bone pain
it can be constant (there all the time) or intermittent (comes and goes)
painkillers might not help
it can be worse at night
- A lump or swelling might be seen or felt if the tumour is near the surface of the body
in other places (e.g. the pelvis) a lump or swelling will not be visible
- Problems with mobility such as stiff joints or reduced movement
- Easy bruising
- Tiredness, sweats/fever, weight loss, or fractures
these symptoms are less-common, but are still experienced by some patients
WHY IS EARLY DIAGNOSIS SO IMPORTANT?
Primary bone cancer is rare, but it is highly malignant.
Because it is rare, many GPs and healthcare professionals are unfamiliar with it and have never seen or treated a case. It is common for patients to visit their doctor many times, and visit many different healthcare professionals, to be diagnosed correctly.
Information taken from Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website