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A 31-year-old member asked:

what is a neoplasm? is it related to a bone tumor?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is a tumor: A new growth or tumor can also be called a neoplasm. it basically raises question that there is a growth which can be cancerous. So you must seek medical attention and find out what this growth is all about and seek immediate medical treatments.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Occassionally: A neoplasm is a tumor when classified as malignant has potential to metastasize. Depending on surface glycoproteins developing in the primary lesion, metatastsis is predefined when tumor invades blood stream. Certain lesion only go to lung or liver or to bone. When small e-cadherons form they promote spread and one site is a metastatic bone tumor. Some neoplasms are primary bone in origin.

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Have a benign bone tumor. Wonder will it be easy to take out?

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What's the definition of neoplasm..What is its relation with bone tumor?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Neoplasm means: A new growth. It could be benign or cancerous. A bone tumor is a type of neoplasm. To put it another way, a neoplasm is like a car, a generic term for a particular type of transportation. It is not specific and doesn't tell you much about what the car looks like or how it performs. A bone tumor is more specific and tells us more information.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that a bone tumor in a specific bone spread to other bones?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Ewing's sarcoma in particular is infamous for doing this. Or the tumors may all be metastases from some other site.
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A member asked about a 17-year-old male:

How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Short time.: If lesion is benign such as bone cyst or benign cartilage tumor it may be unrecognized for many months. If malignant, the lesion will expand and produce pressure on rib periosteum which can cause significant pain, especially if it is metastatic.

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