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Can You Osteosarcoma
You usually can't: Osteosarcoma is a very rare cancer. Of 300 million people in the us, there are about 800 cases a year. Usually it occurs randomly, but rare cases are due to genetic disorders, preexisting benign conditions (paget's etc.) or radiation. Other than avoiding radiation, there is not much you can do. That being said, the chances of getting osteosarcoma in the first place are very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size: The results with melanoma to brain not encouraging. If detected early and the interval from primary resection long and PET/CAT shows no other lesions than surgery may be helpful. If larger and other lesions elsewhere there radiation therapy can be palliative for several months. New PD-1 drugs may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Imaging and biopsy..: In most instances imaging studies and biopsy (of cells or tissues) are used to determine if lymphoma or any other type of cancer is present. Imaging studies (such as ultrasound or ct) can detect if lymph nodes are enlarged and where they are located. A biopsy of cells or tissues can be performed and studied in a laboratory to determine if lymphoma or any other malignancy is present. ...Read more
NO: It is not spread to kids. It is a benign growth of the lymphatics. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Generally speaking, a patient with a primary cancer of an organ has a higher odd to develop a second primary cancer in another organ, which largely reflects the total background of individual genetic factors and lifestyle over time. More? Ask Doc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: It would be extraordinarily unusual for thyroid cancer to spread to the cervix. It is fairly common however for thyroid cancer to go the the cervical lymph nodes. This means the lymph nodes in the neck around the thyroid. These can be checked by the scans done before surgery and possibly with removal of the nodes during the thyroid operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New mass: There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Fractures: It is critical for all of us to supplement Vitamin D and calcium in order to keep our bones healthy. Typically the signs of osteopenia and osteoporosis don't begin till later years. If you are prone to fracture at 38 years old, you need to see your primary care doctor and possibly be evaluated by an Endocrinologist for a possible metabolic disorder. ...Read more
Please tell me what stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break more easily?
Stage doesn't matter: Dear tmonkey1, The stage of an osteosarcoma does not determine when a pathological fracture will occur. It all depends on the location of the tumor (weight bearing bone or not) and how much of the cortical bone is eroded. The cortical bone is the outer strong bone as opposed to the central cancellous bone. The fracture risk increases when the tumor is more than 8 cm in size (T2 stage). ...Read more
Freckles are not can: Freckles are benign collelctions of pigmented cells. If you are concerned you can show them to a dermatologist. But you need to separate freckles from moles(also called nevus or nevi). Moles are sometimes precursors to melanoma. But they have to change in size or color before you can get concerned that a mole is changing into a melanoma. Freckles do not have any bearing on developing cancer. ...Read more
Not often but happen: Many of the cases of lung cancer in non-smokers, whether small cell or other - squamous cell and adenocarcinoma - are in people exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke, as well as other pollutants, including toxic industrial exposures. Asbestos exposure is a cause of another kind of lung cancer- mesothelioma - which can happen with industrial or home exposure (old insulation). ...Read more
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