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Can you see a bone tumor on an xray?

Can you see a bone tumor on an xray?

Sometimes: I assume you are referring to a primary tumor of the bone rather than a tumor that has spread to the bone from another site. It depends on they specific type of bone tumor, the involved bone and the size of the tumor. Sometimes special scans such as a ct or MRI scan are needed to detect a bone tumor. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

Several ways: A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly suggests metastases. The presence of a prior cancer also strongly suggests that a bone tumor is metastastic. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more

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So my orthopedic surgeon thinks I might have a torn meniscus or bone tumor I go see him on Wed for the MRI results my knee hurts so bad the pain is ba?

So my orthopedic surgeon thinks I might have a torn meniscus or bone tumor I go see him on Wed for the MRI results my knee hurts so bad the pain is ba?

That would: be an unusual differential diagnosis....bone tumors are uncommon and don't generally cause the classic symptoms of meniscal tears. Since you have already had the MRI, you need to get the results from your doc to figure out what is going on. I'm not sure of your question, could you be more specific? ...Read more

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What is the name for a cancerous bone tumor?

Osteosarcoma: Considering primary bone lesions only and not metastatic to bone, the primary lesions are derived from supportive tissue, here from bone. As such the suffix sarcoma is employed. The younger patient will develop a Ewing sarcoma, the post teen age patient develops osteogenic sarcoma and in between the cartilaginous chondrosarcomas do appear. ...Read more

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How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

Short time.: If lesion is benign such as bone cyst or benign cartilage tumor it may be unrecognized for many months. If malignant, the lesion will expand and produce pressure on rib periosteum which can cause significant pain, especially if it is metastatic. ...Read more

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If they remove a bone tumor from my illiac crest will I walk with a limp for the rest of my life?

If they remove a bone tumor from my illiac crest will I walk with a limp for the rest of my life?

No: If the surgery does not affect the hip joint or leg bones, you should not have a limp. Is the surgery for cancer? If you have untreated cancer, you may not walk at all! Confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

Bone tumor: Abnormal growth of cells within a bone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002210/. ...Read more

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What is a neoplasm? is it related to a bone tumor?

What is a neoplasm? is it related to a bone tumor?

Occassionally: A neoplasm is a tumor when classified as malignant has potential to metastasize. Depending on surface glycoproteins developing in the primary lesion, metatastsis is predefined when tumor invades blood stream. Certain lesion only go to lung or liver or to bone. When small e-cadherons form they promote spread and one site is a metastatic bone tumor. Some neoplasms are primary bone in origin. ...Read more

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What is a neoplasm? is it related to a bone tumor?

What is a neoplasm? is it related to a bone tumor?

It is a tumor: A new growth or tumor can also be called a neoplasm. it basically raises question that there is a growth which can be cancerous. So you must seek medical attention and find out what this growth is all about and seek immediate medical treatments. ...Read more

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What's the definition of neoplasm..What is its relation with bone tumor?

Neoplasm means: A new growth. It could be benign or cancerous. A bone tumor is a type of neoplasm. To put it another way, a neoplasm is like a car, a generic term for a particular type of transportation. It is not specific and doesn't tell you much about what the car looks like or how it performs. A bone tumor is more specific and tells us more information. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a bone tumor in a specific bone spread to other bones?

Yes: Ewing's sarcoma in particular is infamous for doing this. Or the tumors may all be metastases from some other site. ...Read more

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What happens if the bone tumor is detected as cancerous then what is the probability that she will recover with medicine?

Depends on primary: Depends what the primary site causing the metastasis is. When tumors of the lung spread to bone, even with standard chemotherapy, the prognosis is poor though improving with some of the immunologic agents like the PD-1's. With breast cancer to bone, most patients receiving hormone therapy or chemo if triple negative can survive for 10 yrs. ...Read more

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Will a bone scan light up an area where an bone tumor was removed years before or does it mean the tumor has possibly returned?

Will a bone scan light up an area where an bone tumor was removed years before or does it mean the tumor has possibly returned?

It depends.: Depends on the pattern and morphology of where the bone scan is hot. If it lights up in a focal fashion, it would be at least possible that a tumor could have returned, or a second new tumor could have formed. Alternatively, if the bone scan lights up along the margin of surgical resection, it could simply represent normal bone healing that is expected after an orthopedic procedure. ...Read more

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Whats the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

Recovery: Depends on many factors: what bone is affected, type of surgery, age and health status of the patient, etc. This is best discussed with the doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more

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I've had a benign bone tumor removed close to a year ago. The scar isn't gone and I still have swelling. Is it normal?

I've had a benign bone tumor removed close to a year ago. The scar isn't gone and I still have swelling. Is it normal?

Need to examine: A scar will remain at the site of surgery. It is not feasible to know what you consider swelling. Do you have pain at the site? If yes, consult your doctor. If there is no pain, you may just watch and wait. ...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


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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more