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How fast does bone cancer spread

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Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 12 years experience
Likely not from bone: From your question, it sounds like your grandmother has previously had cancer and it was treated. The cancer "also in her bones" is most likely the sa... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Bone Ca: Can be primary, aclled osteo- or chondrosarcoma. Quite rare. Cancer originating in any organ can metastasize or 'spread' to bones, so it is by defini... Read More
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Dr. Noah Federman
20 years experience
It can spread quickl: Primary malignancies of bone like osteosarcoma, ewing sarcoma and chondrosarcoma can metastasize most commonly to the lungs and other bones. However,... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Monitoring by your D: Your doctor can monitor you for any recurrence. This is commonly done during routine follow up at each 3 to 4 months when your doctor will do a physic... Read More
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Dr. Noah Federman
20 years experience
Usually asymptomatic: Generally metastatic disease is asymptomatic without signs or symptoms and will be picked up on surveillance imaging. However, you could have pain at ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Cancer type?: Many cancers spread (metastasize) to the lungs. Bone cancer is uncommon in adults. Primary cancers from one area (eg, lungs, breast, prostate) may sp... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Either primary or metastatic disease can do this. Vertebral column cancers need to be watched closely and any signs of impending paralysis is an oncol... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
Podiatry 26 years experience
Bone Cancer Spread: The metastasis (spread) of primary tumors is confirmed by x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or biopsy. Unless there is a visible lump or skin lesion, we cannot tel... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Pain at the spot: Pain will ussually be at or close to the area where the metastasis is, especially if there is a fracture. An exeception would be injury to a nerve th... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
It depends: Small lung metastases from osteosarcoma may be asymptomatic. Larger ones may produce a severe cough and shortness of breath. Nowadays we are getting m... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Dumb back luck: You won't find an environmental cause for any bone cancer apart from the rare ones that arise in pre-existing severe Paget's of bone, rare genetic syn... Read More
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