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could i have prevented bone cancer

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unknown: We dont know why people get cancer in the bone. Secondary cancer from other primary cancer spreading to the bone is more common that cancer that origi ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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No prevention: The most common bone tumors are metastic from cancers elsewhere. Primary bone tumors are rare. There are different kinds. Don't smoke.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Prevents breast ca: Hello, anastrozole is excellent in helping to keep breast cancer from coming back. When breast cancer returns it is usually to either the bones (mo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: Zometa is uses to prevent osteoporosis and it is not a chemotherapeutic agent . Its uses along with stranded chemotherapy , 41 % time it prevents or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
No: I'm sorry, but removing the breasts won't change or affect bone cancer. Speak with your oncologist about what options you may have. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Maybe/hard to say.: Most of these are resistant to chemotherapy, so often surgery is done, with good results. Both of these are expensive, but chemotherapy may be more s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Sciatica: Is much more likely. Get an x-ray or a bone scan.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Could happen: If the bone lesion is big enough and if the radiologist is perspicacious enough to see it.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hypothetical: There are too many hypothetical issues in your question. There multiple types of bone cancer and some have genetic basis that may predispose to other ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
A lot happens: For once, there is pain, often severe. It may also lead to immobility and increase the risk of clots. Potentially could lead to death. Patients with m ... Read More

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