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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bone Tumors

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Can malignant mesothelioma cause a bone tumor?

Can malignant mesothelioma cause a bone tumor?

Direct invasion: Or blood borne metastasis from a pleural, chest wall tumor to an adjacent rib or distant site. We'd call this bony metastasis, a bone tumor infers that it started out in a bone, not innocently affected from another king of cancerinvading it. ...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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Do bone tumors cause meniscal tears?

Do bone tumors cause meniscal tears?

Trauma=meniscal tear: Usually trauma to the knee causes meniscal tears (cartilage tears) which can degenerate over time causing symptoms of pain, swelling, locking, and popping. An MRI is a good test to diagnose a meniscal tear and an orthopedic consult may be needed. Bone tumors of the femur or tibia are very rare. ...Read more

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Does benign bone tumors called enchdromas cause any complications?What is best treatment for it?

Does benign bone tumors called enchdromas  cause any complications?What is best treatment  for it?

Asymptomatic: Enchondromas are beingn cartilaginous tumors of bone found in the medullary portion of bone they are almost always asymptoma especially when solitary and usually remain quiescent for the most part In rare instances malignant transformation has been reported. ...Read more

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8 mm tumor in bone of right hard palate. Likely benign. Will removal of this cause major defects to my face? Is it safe to wait for surgery?

8 mm tumor in bone of right hard palate. Likely benign. Will removal of this cause major defects to my face? Is it safe to wait for surgery?

No: An 8 millimeter lesion the hard palate of a 22-year-old is small and likely benign you may have a small defect of bone loss in that area but it will not be cosmetically evident. ...Read more

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What can cause a benign tumor in thethin bone in upper arm?

What can cause a benign tumor in thethin bone in upper arm?

It happens: They just happen in many cases. Some run in families (genetic). Symptoms can be from growth of the tumor or irritation of nerves and other structures nearby. Sometimes they are found when the bone breaks for bone weakness from the tumor. In other cases they are found when a person is evaluated for another problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a benign bone tumor in my knee, what kind of damage can that cause?

What to do if I have a benign bone tumor in my knee, what kind of damage can that cause?

Very little: The benign bone tumors around the knee are the osteomas, chondromas and giant cell tumors. Unless they grow very large, there will be little symptoms other than recognizing their presence. If very large there may be pain as periosteum expands or with giant cell tumor the lesion can grow large and become unstable requiring cryosurgery. ...Read more

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How does a tumor turn into bone?

Not sure I get: Your drift. Tumors metastasize via blood stream and set up colonies in bone. Breast tumors occur near stipled mico-calcfications seen on mammo, bony perhaps but not bone. And some tumors like oligodendrogliomas have flecks of calcium, fibroid benign tumors also calcify. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

Varied: Lesions of the bone can represent primary as well as metastatic tumors. Many of the primary tumors which are cartilaginous present and a palpable nodular mass with no associated pain. Osteogenic sarcoma which can erode the bone is very symptomatic as is metastatic tumors that when enlarging expand the periosteum causing pain. Radiation and chemo are best used to control symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bone tumors?

What are the complications of bone tumors?

Depends on type: Bone tumors for the most part fall into primary and metastatic lesions. For the metastatic lesions of lung prognosis is poor. For breast Ca there are long term survivals. Of the primary lesions there are benign and malignant lesions. The benign like enchondromas grow slowly and may have some pain. The malignant lesions such as osteo and chondrosarcomas can destroy the bone and metastasize . ...Read more

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