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How can you prevent osteosarcoma?

How can you prevent 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 more

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Osteosarcoma (Definition)

A malignant neoplasm that arises ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long can someone live with metastatic melanoma to the brain?

Can you tell me how long can someone live with metastatic melanoma to the brain?

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 more

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How long can you live if you have multiple bone metastases?

How long can you live if you have multiple bone metastases?

Depends: It depends on the underlying cancer, progression vs. Response to therapy, age, performance status, and other issues. Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva). ...Read more

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How can you tell if lymphoma or cancer are present?

How can you tell if lymphoma or cancer are present?

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

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How young can you be to get breast cancer if male?

How young can you be to get breast cancer if male?

VERY Rare Under 40: Breast cancer is very rare in men, and is rarely present prior to age 40. Regardless of one's age and gender, it is always best to see a doctor if one finds a new breast lump. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you survive prostate cancer, will you not get another cancer?

Can you tell me if you survive prostate cancer, will you not get another cancer?

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 more

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How can you tell if you have thyroid cancer in the cervix thank you?

How can you tell if you have  thyroid cancer in the  cervix  thank you?

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 more

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How can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

How can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

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

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How can you tell if you have prostate cancer?

How can you tell if you have prostate cancer?

Biopsy: Generally, biopsy is the best way. But there can be other clues including a rising psa etc. Here is a good overview on prostate cancer and diagnosis. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/prostate-cancer. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a person's organs begin to fail?

How can you tell if a person's organs begin to fail?

Multiple ways: Change in mental status, change in blood pressure breathing, heart rate, mottlingof skin.Change in labs like worsening of kidney function, liver function and other related labs. ...Read more

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What can you do if you are prone to bone fractures?

What can you do if you are prone to bone fractures?

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

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Please tell me what stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break more easily?

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

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Can you feel cancer metastasizing?

Can you feel cancer metastasizing?

No: In the tip of a mechanical pencil lead, there is room for 100k to 1m cancer cells. So, if one cell or 20 are building a colony, not only will you not feel it, no test is able to "see" it until there are 1-10m cells. ...Read more

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How can you tell if freckles are cancerous?

How can you tell if freckles are cancerous?

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

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Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Rarely: Lung cancer is a silent disease. Symptoms such as coughing out blood, shortness of breath, weight loss or pain are usually late and signify advanced disease. Chest x-ray and ct can detect lung cancer in earlier stages. ...Read more

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Can you please define lymphoma and can you die from it?

Can you please define lymphoma and can you die from it?

Cancer & yes: Lymphoma is a form of cancer of the lymphoid tissues and a person can die from it. There are good treatments for most types of lymphomas. You may consult this site for info: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/lymphoma-cancer#1 ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non-small cell lung cancer can be non-smokers often?

Can you tell me about non-small cell lung cancer can be non-smokers often?

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