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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes bone cancer?

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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 syndromes or an old radiation port. Recently the news showcased what we pathologists have taught for decades -- the vast majority of cancers are the result of random mutations -- truly random. There's no way to prevent.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can boxing cause bone cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not likely: There is no evidence linking boxing to bone cancer. It is associated with brain injury, movement diorders and dementia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can hyperparathyroidism cause any type of bone cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No but...: It will predictably produce areas where the bone is destroyed, if untreated. These mimic cancer. And a bone cancer, either primary or metastsatic, can often raise serum calcium and be mistaken at first for hyperparathyroidism.
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