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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Benign or malignant: A bone tumor, also spelled, is a neoplastic growth of tissue in bone. Abnormal growths found in the bone can be either benign (noncancerous) or malign ... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
99.99%: There is no test which is always 100% accurate thus I would give the chance of a CT missing a bone cancer to be less than 0.01%.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the location. It should be easy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Osteosarcoma: Considering primary bone lesions only and not metastatic to bone, the primary lesions are derived from supportive tissue, here from bone. As such the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Often yes: Bone marrow transplants are often curative for cancers of the bone marrow, i.e. leukemia. It is even more highly curative of benign bone marrow diseas ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pa ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the g ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Direct invasion: Or blood borne metastasis from a pleural, chest wall tumor to an adjacent rib or distant site. We'd call this bony metastasis, a bone tumor infers tha ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" need ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Several ways: A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Extremely: Most osteosarcomas / osteogenic sarcomas are aggressive. Once almost uniformly fatal, today we are curing many of these hated and all-too-common cance ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
PSA means: Prostate specific antigen. Men all have a level of psa if they have a prostate. Arbitrary normal levels are age & race dependent. If you have prost ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Possibly: Bone islands and osteoblastic (bone forming) mets can appear similar. Correlation with cancer history is important. Nuclear medicine bone scan can dif ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilda Chung
35 years experience in Pathology
No.: By definition, a benign tumor does not metastasize (spread to other sites by invading the blood stream or lymphatic system). Extremely rare cases of ' ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Not sure exactly what's being asked, but bone grafting is typically done to induce healing of bone at the site of a bony defect - most commonly, a bon ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Flashner
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Clivus bone tumor: “Fibro-osseous”? Do you mean fibrous dysplasia? These tumors are very rare. Symptoms: headache (sometimes severe) near base of back of the skull. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not much: Positron emission tomography ( pet scan) combined with ct scan is very accurate in detecting not only bone ( both primary and metastatic ) other mal ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Williams
26 years experience in General Practice
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience in Urology
Depends: If the prostate cancer is still responsive to androgen deprivation therapy (adt), which is chemical elimination of testosterone, the patient might hav ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not great: X-RAYs are relatively insensitive in the detection of early or small metastatic lesions. Although CT scans are superior, CT scanning is relatively ins ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Djang
22 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
It depends.: Depends on the pattern and morphology of where the bone scan is hot. If it lights up in a focal fashion, it would be at least possible that a tumor co ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
18 years experience in Medical Oncology
Short Bones: Breast cancer can spread to almost any bone, however, most common to short bones such as spine, ribs, pelvis and skull . Many medications has shown to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
This depends: The answer depends on many factors. How old is the persone, what other medical problems do they have, when did the breast cancer first occur, what oth ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It's mostly a teen's cancer. It's much more likely to be cured by today's means than in the past.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Anthony
40 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Surgical removal: Excision of the tumor from the bone is almost always curative.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Need good care: Even in our dysfunctional health care system, all bone tumors require a definitive and rapid diagnosis. The very fact that you have brought this quest ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Rare: Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma ... Read More

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