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Doctor insights on: Can Frequent Ankle Or Bone Related Injuries Lead To Cancer

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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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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