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what are the signs of bone cancer

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Pain and swelling.: Usually, patients present with pain and swelling of the affected area. Some bone tumors, like osteosarcoma, affect the distal femur, proximal tibia, ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
Pain most often: Most primary and secondary bone tumors present with pain. Some can present as painless enlargement/swelling of a limb or joint. On occasion a bone tum ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bone cancer...: Pain and swelling of the bones affected are common symptoms. Other symptoms include: joint tenderness or inflammation, fractures due to bone weakness, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Last I checked: There are 206 bones in the human. Curiously, bone metastasis affect skull and central skeleton & proximal appendicular. Each bony site is different. P ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Primary: Bone cancer is rare. A common symptom would be pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bone cancer...: Pain and swelling of the bones affected are common symptoms. Other symptoms include: joint tenderness or inflammation, fractures due to bone weakness, ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Unless it is greatly elevated, i'd ignore it. Occasionally in some of the myeloproliferative diseases (polycythemia vera, cml), b12's carrier may go ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not bone Ca: In stage 3 cancer of breast, distant mets have not occurred. The symptoms may be related to GI problems secondary to meds being given for the disease ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Growing pains: could be as simple as growing pains although that is usually both sides. Consider possible inflammation from viral infection. Try ibuprofen but cons ... Read More
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