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A 32-year-old member asked:

I was just diagnosed with bone cancer, what should i do now?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Folllow your doctor': Advice. Please follow the instructions of your doctors. You may need to deal with different doctors in different specialities. Ask questions if you have any doubt. Good luck!

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How is bone cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Bone cancer: Primary bone cancer is less common than metastatic disease to the bone. Generally speaking, bone mass or lesion can be seen with the help of certain imaging such as ct scan or MRI or bone scan. Then a ct guided biopsy can be performed to the suspicious area/ to the bone mass to establish diagnosis of cancer.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are bone cancer symptoms? What are the symptoms of bone cancer and how is bone cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
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 cancer" we usually mean a tumor that is malignant (can spread to other parts of the body) and that originates from cells that make the bone. Breast cancer for example can spread to bone and make a tumor there, but this tumor is composed of cells that arise from the breast tumor, not the bone, and so this is not truly a "bone cancer". Tumors of the bone are identified usually by one of two ways: the patient has pain at the site, or the patient breaks the bone through the tumor after a fall or other trauma. Bone tumors weaken the bone, and so sometimes even small traumas can break bones at the site of the tumor. Diagnosis is initially with an x-ray to show a lesion in the bone. This is usually followed with a biopsy of the bone if there is any concern that this lesion is anything but an obviously benign mass. The biopsy tissue is sent to a pathologist that looks at the tissue under a microscope and gives a diagnosis of what kind of tumor or "bone cancer" it is.
Last updated Jul 28, 2012


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