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Doctor insights on: Can Bone Cancer Damage The Nerves And Paralyze The Arm Or Leg With The Tumor

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Can bone cancer damage the nerves and paralyze the arm or leg with the tumor?

Can bone cancer damage the nerves and paralyze the arm or leg with the tumor?

Yes: Bone cancers often pierce through the cortex, outer shell, of the bone and invade surrounding tissue. This spread can involve any tissue in the vicinity, including nerves. If the nerves are involved and damaged by the tumor, the muscles supplied by the nerves will not function. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a 'non-aggressive' chondrosarcoma bone cancer in my leg. What should I do?

I have a 'non-aggressive' chondrosarcoma bone cancer in my leg. What should I do?

Expert: Glad you have a "non-aggressive" tumor. That said, sarcomas are not terribly common and in my practice i tend to refer patients like you to tertiary centers for their expertise. No offense to anyone is intended, i'm just saying that the person who manages you should be knowledgeable in this. Best to you. ...Read more

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Friend 15 diagnosed with bone cancer in left leg after pain in leg she admitted into children's hospital and start chemo today what r her odds, info?

Friend 15 diagnosed with bone cancer in left leg after pain in leg she admitted into children's hospital and start chemo today what r her odds, info?

Depends: On the type of cancer location progression so far etc. Ther are many types of bone tumors some are very "easy" to treat others aren't. ...Read more

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I have an ache in my left leg, mainly around my knee/kneecap. Is it likely to be anything serious like bone cancer or something more common?

I have an ache in my left leg, mainly around my knee/kneecap. Is it likely to be anything serious like bone cancer or something more common?

Why do you ask?: While these tumors are not commony, this is the right age and a likely location for osteosarcoma. If it's bugged you for more than two weeks, or it actually bothers you much, get seen. ...Read more

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What happens if you have bone cancer is it possible that they would cut your leg off?

What happens if you have bone cancer is it possible that they would cut your leg off?

No: Radical surgery such as removing a leg is a very uncommon procedure for cancer. They can remove some parts of the muscle and/or bone, but when doing this, this is reconstructed/grafted to maintain the leg. For most situations in which cancer involves the bone (typically cancer from elsewhere spreading to the bone), no surgery is done. ...Read more

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Random leg pain, very dull and lasts for seconds. Not every day. Bone cancer?

Random leg pain, very dull and lasts for seconds. Not every day. Bone cancer?

Many reasons : There are many reasons for random leg pain. Unless there's a specific reason to think you have cancer, then think about muscle injury and sprained or strained. Joints can also give that kind of pain. So before jumping to conclusions, see your doctor and see if you will need an imaging study such as MRI to clarify the problem and find a solution ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...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