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Doctor insights on: Bony Metastatic Disease

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What is metastatic disease?

What is metastatic disease?

Spread of disease : Metastatic is a term used to describe a disease that has spread from its initial point. It is primarily used with regards to tumors that have started to arise at multiple places in the body, most frequently by spreading through the bloodstream. ...Read more

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So what are the early symptoms of metastatic liver disease?

So what are the early symptoms of metastatic liver disease?

Usually nothing: Commonly without symptoms. May cause jaundice or changes in liver tests. Pain rare. ...Read more

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When a pet scan report says "no other evidence of metastatic disease." does that mean there was evidence of it somewhere in the body, but nowhere else?

Metastatic disease: Pet scans are imaging studies that look for subtle signs of increase metabolism in the body. Cancer cells have an increased metabolism compared to regular cells. If there are no spots of increased metabolism beyond where the cancer started then there are no signs of metastatic disease. ...Read more

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What is sarcoma versus metastatic disease versus lymphoma versus paraganglioma?

What is sarcoma versus metastatic disease versus lymphoma versus paraganglioma?

Different lesions: A sarcoma is a malignant lesion arising from connective and not glandular tissue such as visceral leiomyosarcoma of uterus or stomach. metastatic disease represents spread of tumor that may arise from a sarcoma or carcinoma, lymphoma is a malignant form of blood cellular disease and paraganglioma is the benign form of the lesion arising from nerve tissue. All represent different forms of disease. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

Several ways: A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly suggests metastases. The presence of a prior cancer also strongly suggests that a bone tumor is metastastic. ...Read more