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Can Hyperthyroidism Cause Any Type Of Bone Cancer
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
Not technically : Lymphoma is a cancer derived from lymphocytes (immune cells) that are broad classified as B or T lymphocytes. They are normally present in the bone marrow so lymphomas commonly involve this area, but they are not derived from "bone" as most people think of bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Fibrosarcoma is a type of cancer. That diagnosis is given based on how it looks under the microscope when the pathologist examines it. It can occur either in bone or in soft tissues, so it can be a bone cancer. If it occurs in bone, the treatment is chemotherapy and surgical removal of the tumor. If it occurs in the soft tissues, then surgical removal is done, but chemotherapy is controversial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi dr does chelation therapy cause bone cancer or other types of cancer since it eliminates minerals from the body?
No: Many benefits have been attributed to chelation, particularly in atherosclerosis (deposition of cholesterol in blood arteries. This has been disputed, if not totally rejected. The risks include chelation of minerals and subsequent elimination. The risks are multiple, the benefits are dubious. You decide...I would not use them myself. ...Read more
No: As a certified ringside physician, I have trained with and worked with many amateur and professional boxers over the last 15 yrs, and thankfully none of them have had bone cancer! Bone fractures yes, but not bone cancer! This does not mean boxers cannot develop bone cancer, but the cancer has nothing to do with the fact that they are boxers. Hope that answers your question! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rdw 14.4 mpv 7.3 PLT normal 281.0.... Does this cause concern? Could it be bone cancer or leukemia?
No, no connection: There is no link between liver cysts and bone cancers which typically do not spread to the liver(often spread only to the lungs). ...Read more
What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?
May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts, especially in young adults. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more
Pain/aches around my knee area and rib. Scared i might have bone cancer! what are my chances of getting any type of cancer?
Stop worrying: Cancer is an uncommon illness especially in the younger years(< 50 years of age). So you should wait to worry! aches and pains like what you have, are common. Unless these get progressively worse, i would not worry but shift your attention to a more active life style like daily walks which will strengthen your muscles and joints . This might give you more energy and a positive attitude too. ...Read more
No prevention: The most common bone tumors are metastic from cancers elsewhere. Primary bone tumors are rare. There are different kinds. Don't smoke. ...Read more
I would just like to know if I had sarcoma (bone cancer), it is now "gone" what would be the chances of getting any type of cancer again? And what cancers that could be?
Dumb back luck: You won't find an environmental cause for any bone cancer apart from the rare ones that arise in pre-existing severe Paget's of bone, rare genetic syndromes or an old radiation port. Recently the news showcased what we pathologists have taught for decades -- the vast majority of cancers are the result of random mutations -- truly random. There's no way to prevent. ...Read more
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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