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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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Can an ulcer formed in the ankle lead to cancer after 2-3 years of it being untreated?

Can an ulcer formed in the ankle lead to cancer after 2-3 years of it being untreated?

Yes: No set time period but a marjolin ulcer or type of skin cancer associated with skin ulcer rarely occur and tend to be more aggressive than run- of-the- mill skin cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of injury can cause bone-marrow cancer for adolescents?

None that is known!: There is no such cause for any cancers. An injury might bring you to a doctor attention, and an xray might show a tumour or some tumour's cause the bone to break, which causes pain, swelling, tenderness, etc and again an xray will show the cause of the break, to be a tumour, which may or may not be a cancer. ...Read more

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When I walk, it seems like my ankle bone pops in and out, i don't know what is wrong, but this is due to an injury, can you tell me what could it be?

When I walk, it seems like my ankle bone pops in and out, i don't know what is wrong, but this is due to an injury, can you tell me what could it be?

Could be: Peroneal tendons clicking in and out of their groove, in any event you need to see a foot/ankle doc to have it checked out. (Sooner than later). ...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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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