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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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I have a lump near ankle bone cancer. Help?

I have a lump near ankle bone cancer. Help?

Evaluated by a dr. : Bone cancer is unlikely. However, you should be evaluated by a primary health care provider and depending may warrant imaging and referral to an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Does an active ankle cyst inside the bone means that the person has bone cancer?

Does an active ankle cyst inside the bone means that the person has bone cancer?

Probably not: Not likely, a bone cyst is rarely malignant but like any finding, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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2 days ago the anterior of ankle along the fibula started to hurt for no reason, very little swelling, im worried it could be serious... Bone cancer?

Doubt it's cancer: Very doubtful it's cancer. If you are active you could have tweaked it . If you pronate that could cause it, or it could be a number of things. Try rest, ice, compression and elevation and if it persists see a foot/ ankle specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if having a swollen sac inside the bones of my left ankle as it was seen in the MRI pictures.Any advices..Could it be bone cancer?

Inflammation,probabl: Sounds like you are talking about the joint space in the anlle which is covered with a membrane which can swell with inflammation or trauma. Not likely to be a bone cancer as they are quite rare. ...Read more

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How common is bone cancer on a foot in a 23yo female?

How common is bone cancer on a foot in a 23yo female?

It's rare: Of the many different types of cancer bone cancer is one of the more were types. Usually bone cancer is is the spread of cancer that started another place. Cancer that originates in somebody's bones is rare. It is very to have bone cancer in the foot of someone who is in her 20s ...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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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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What are the chances of a 23yo female to have bone cancer on the side of her foot?

Unlikely: Osteosarcomas or Ewing's sarcoma or even synovial sarcomas are rare diseases. There are genetic predispositions to these diseases, but the bone sarcomas commonly occur around the knee or the shoulder, but it doesn't have to be. I'd see a physician if this is giving you pain or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Rare occurrence: Any one can get bone cancer.Foot tumors are generally rare no matter what age of patient and family history. Primary bone cancer is not caused by a faulty gene that can be passed down through families. But people who have particular rare genetic syndromes have higher risk of some types of bone cancer than other people.Tumor type usually depends on age of patient. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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10days ago woke up foot in agony x2 X-rays seen 3 dif doctors all say sprained foot but I didn't hurt it & can barely walk with the pain bone cancer?

10days ago woke up foot in agony x2 X-rays seen 3 dif doctors all say sprained foot but I didn't hurt it & can barely walk with the pain bone cancer?

Visit Ortho Surgery: I would encourage you to visit an orthopaedic surgeon. There are several types of foot fractures that are commonly misdiagnosed as ankle sprain. Some fractures are not picked up and require another view of the ankle on x-ray or a CT scan. You may also have a Lisfranc injury of your midfoot. Good luck. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p785.html ...Read more

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Have papillary thyroid cancer. Recent bone scan showed area of concentrated radioactivity on lower leg bone. Cancer too?

Have papillary thyroid cancer. Recent bone scan showed area of concentrated radioactivity on lower leg bone. Cancer too?

Very unlikely: positive bone scan does not mean cancer any recent activity in the bone from recent healing,to a inflammation,to possible infection will cause hot spot on bone scan papillary thyroid cancer is not known to be super aggressive and the chance of metastases to the bone is super rare. check with your doctor most likely it will be something simple ...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


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more