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Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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Bone Cancer (Overview)

Cancer of the bone


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Describe the features of primary bone cancer.?

Describe the features of primary bone cancer.?

Variable: You may be referring to either myeloma or bone cancers such as ostesarcoma. Myeloma is often called bone cancer but is actually a blood cancer associated with painful bone lesions, low blood counts, renal problems and increased infections. Osteosarcomas are bone cancers of long bones, common in children/young adults associated with painful growths that can be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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Bone Cancer (Overview)

Cancer of the bone


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How does bone cancer kill a person?

How does bone cancer kill a person?

Invasion: Cancer will kill you if the cancer cells invade healthy tissue/organs and impair their function. With "bone cancer", this can occur by affecting blood cell production in the bone, or the cancer can metastasize to other organs and cause organ failiure. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Tip)

Managing Pain from Cancer

Don't suffer in silence. Tell your cancer doc about your pain level on every visit. ...See more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What are the main symptoms of bone cancer?

What are the main symptoms of bone cancer?

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. Sometimes there is no symptom at all and we find these when we test by bone scan, xray, or ct scans. The most common symptom when it develops is pain from pressure on the periosteum or covering of a bone. Fractures are also possible and cause pain. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

Consider Finasteride to lower prostate cancer risk. It may only affect slow growing cancers. ...See more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Usually, what are the signs of bone cancer?

Pain and swelling: There are many different types of bone cancer, each with its own signs and symptoms. In general bone cancer may cause pain, local swelling, and fracture. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more