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bone lesion found in xray of knee. im worried. could this be cancer? what could b the causes of bone lesions?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Bone lesion: There are many potential things here, and a malignant tumor is one of the least likely things at your age. Cysts, infection, numerous benign lesions and the rare cancer can all present as a radiographic finding. A good radiologist will be able to give the likely possibilities, but if a biopsy is needed, many of these require someone with significant experience with bone lesions.

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