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what are the signs of bone cancer

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
Swelling: There is usually abnormal growth in any part of the bone and in later stages there might be some pain. Any abnormal growth or swelling should promptly ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Pain: Most of the time when we are talking about cancer of the bone it is from metastasis. That is were a cancer from another origin spreads to the bone. S ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Unusual question: Tail bone is difficul area to label. But pain in the bone may raise this issue. yet pain is commonly due to injury or arthritis
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Varied: Lesions of the bone can represent primary as well as metastatic tumors. Many of the primary tumors which are cartilaginous present and a palpable no ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
Pain: Pain is by far the most common symptom. Less commonly, a fracture may be the cause for discovery and rarer still paralysis from spinal cord compressio ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Jaundice most common: The pancreas extends across the abdomen with a head, body and tail. While the head is the most common site, its symptoms are related to the position ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience in General Surgery
Colon cancer: Signs or symptoms can include any of the following, change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation, change in the consistency of your ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Mouth Cancer: Any lesion that lasts more than two weeks requires a clinical exam and usually a biopsy in order to determine what it is. Some lesions that look relat ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Location: It depends to location if is bone it cause bone pain if is brain it cause headache dizziness ,abdominal nodes and bowel cause pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
There : There are many types of tumors that arise from bone, and many that arise from elsewhere but go to the bones and grow there. When we refer to "bone can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
New, enlarging bumps: Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer. We talk about the abcd's. A-asymmetry, b-irregular borders, c-changes in color, d-diameter over 6mm. If ... Read More
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Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience in Pathology
Variable: Some of the most common are swollen lymph nodes, unexplained weight loss, trouble breathing, or unusual bleeding from the vagina, rectum, or in the ur ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on tumor: Radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery may be required depending on the type of tumor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Varies.: Some patients, especially with hodgkin lymphoma may present with fevers, night sweats and/or weight loss, but most lymphoma patients do not have these ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly none: You may not have any symptoms but there may be anything from fatigue, pain, or swelling.Usually on exam the physcian will find swollen lymph nodes or ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Nasal obstruction.: Unilateral nasal obstruction or epistaxis (bleeding), and unilateral serous otitis media are the main symptoms/signs of this. Oral cavity cancers pre ... Read More
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