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Is a person still curable if he has bone cancer in the spine, ribs, and legs?

Is a person still curable if he has bone cancer in the spine, ribs, and legs?

This really depends: On several issues including what type of cancer which is the most important followed by the age and health of the patient. The spread suggests either an advanced stage or level or that the bone may be a primary site for this cancer type. ...Read more

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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


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Bone cancer that has spread to lungs. Would symtoms be severe at this point? Waiting for scan for spine pain, now developing cough, fatgue, worse pain.

It depends: Small lung metastases from osteosarcoma may be asymptomatic. Larger ones may produce a severe cough and shortness of breath. Nowadays we are getting many good results with chemotherapy even when osteosarcoma has spread to the lungs. ...Read more

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What causes bone cancer?

What causes bone cancer?

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. ...Read more

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How is bone cancer treated?

How is bone cancer treated?

Depends on origin: If the cancer is the only site and came from the bone, then surgery is the main treatment. Most commonly its from spread from other cancers to the bone. In this case if their is fracture surgery may be needed, otherwise radiation is used to control pain and symptoms and prevent further destruction of the bone. ...Read more

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What are signs of bone cancer?

What are signs of bone cancer?

Pain and swelling.: Usually, patients present with pain and swelling of the affected area. Some bone tumors, like osteosarcoma, affect the distal femur, proximal tibia, and humerus. Chondrosarcomas are seen in the shoulder and pelvis, while ewing's sarcomas are in teenagers and are seen in long bones and flat bones. Multiple myeloma has bone pain in the back and ribs. Each has a different x-ray appearance. ...Read more

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What are the chances of bone cancer nowadays?

What are the chances of bone cancer nowadays?

More info needed: Please let us know what you mean by bone cancer. This is not a specific "entity". Primary cancers of the bone are rare (osteosarcomas, etc.). Cancers that arise elsewhere in the body and travel (metastasize) to bones are much more common. There are also bone marrow cancers, such as multiple myeloma and leukemia. These are more common than bone cancers. ...Read more

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What is bone cancer and what are its risk factors?

Very complex: There are numerous types of bone cancer. Some more severe than others each has its own cause and treatment. Some are curable and others are not. See an orthopedic oncology specialist. ...Read more

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Is there cure for bone cancer..

It depends: Cure depends on the tumor type ( type of primary bone cancer versus metastatic cancer) . Isolated primary bone cancer like osteosarcoma could be cured using multimodality team of experienced oncologist and surgeon. If bone cancer is secondary/metastatic then treatment is focused on symptoms and preventing fractures using medications like zelandroic acid and Denosumab and radiation for pain relief. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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