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Causes Of Bone Tumors
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
Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the greater the incidence. Other bone lesions when enlarging such as dysplasias or giant cell tumors as preexisting lesions may result in malignant transformation.
Do not know: There are multiple different types of bone marrow tumors and the cause for almost all is unknown. A few things like exposure to benzene and radiation do predispose a person to leukemia. You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/causes/CON-20024914 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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?
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.
Wt to expect:hep c-cirrhosis, liver cancer spread to spleen, lung and bone- tumors in the spine compressed spinal cord-caused paralysis, done surgical
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.
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 .See 1 more doctor answer
3 types: Three types of lesions of bone are noted. Most common is metastatic from a lesion such as breast ca or prostate ca. Other Ca cause is where marrow acts as a reservoir and eventually releases tumor cells. Congenital lesions such as cartilaginous lesions can convert to malignancies i.e. chondro- sarcoma and the 3rd being tumors such as giant cell lesions or Pagets tumor of bone becoming Ca.
Depends: Tumors of bone or cartilage can be hard, or tumors in other soft tissues may range from firm to hard, or be quite soft and spongy. It completely depends on the tissue type of the growth. If you have any lumps or bumps, get them checked out for peace of mind.
No they are as hard : they are as hard as bone and cannot be compressed you need to evaluate this with your physician so you can have the correct diagnosis made
Yes: Tc-mdp is a common tracer used for bone scans. The delivery / localization of tracer relies on blood flow. Therefore areas of increased blood flow have higher delivery of tracer. In addition, any actively calcifying process can show tracer uptake. Liver metastases from colon cancer are often seen on bone scan.See 1 more doctor answer
Bone tumor: Abnormal growth of cells within a bone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002210/.See 1 more doctor answer
99.99%: There is no test which is always 100% accurate thus I would give the chance of a CT missing a bone cancer to be less than 0.01%.
Not certain: Most cancers occur where there is rapid proliferation of cells. This is the growth plate for bone growth, perhaps that is the reason.