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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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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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Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...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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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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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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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

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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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Can painful legs point to bone cancer?

Can painful legs point to bone cancer?

See below: It is certainly one manifestation of bone cancer but there are so many other diseases that can have this symptom as well, i.e. Autoimmune diseases such as ra, hyperparathyroidism, osteoarthritis, etc. Have an evaluation with your dr for further exam and get answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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


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