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Doctor insights on: End Stage Bone Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Symptoms of bone cancer?

Symptoms of bone cancer?

Pain, swelling, mass: Most commonly progressive pain sometimes waking from sleep, swelling, and a palpable mass. ...Read more

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What causes bone cancer?

What causes bone cancer?

Dumb back luck: You won't find an environmental cause for any bone cancer apart from the rare ones that arise in pre-existing severe Paget's of bone, rare genetic syndromes or an old radiation port. Recently the news showcased what we pathologists have taught for decades -- the vast majority of cancers are the result of random mutations -- truly random. There's no way to prevent. ...Read more

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How is bone cancer treated?

How is bone cancer treated?

Depends on origin: If the cancer is the only site and came from the bone, then surgery is the main treatment. Most commonly its from spread from other cancers to the bone. In this case if their is fracture surgery may be needed, otherwise radiation is used to control pain and symptoms and prevent further destruction of the bone. ...Read more

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How do I check bone cancer?

Bone Cancer: Probably with a whole body bone scan, which will show radioactive uptake in abnormal bone lesions. ...Read more

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How dangerous is bone cancer?

How dangerous is bone cancer?

Very dangerous: Bone cancer can be very dangerous if left untreated. Depending on the actual type of bone cancer and whether it has spread or not may determine the actual prognosis and treatments needed. ...Read more

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How is bone cancer diagnosed?

Scans, Symptoms: Sometimes pet and bone scan find things otherwise not suspected, but many times a bone hurts, and occasionally, a bone breaks with trivial trauma and is found to be caused by cancer (pathologic fracture). We search for the site of origin to determine treatment. ...Read more

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Can boxing cause bone cancer?

Can boxing cause bone cancer?

No: Amateur boxing is a wholesome, surprisingly safe sport especially kids born into difficult situations. I'm a ringside physician; the risks of boxing are mechanical sports injuries from the moves, and the dangers of head injury which in the amateur boxing community we do a tremendous amount to keep from happening. A boxer may develop myositis ossificans which mimics a bone-containing cancer. ...Read more

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What are signs of bone cancer?

What are signs of bone cancer?

Pain and swelling.: Usually, patients present with pain and swelling of the affected area. Some bone tumors, like osteosarcoma, affect the distal femur, proximal tibia, and humerus. Chondrosarcomas are seen in the shoulder and pelvis, while ewing's sarcomas are in teenagers and are seen in long bones and flat bones. Multiple myeloma has bone pain in the back and ribs. Each has a different x-ray appearance. ...Read more

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How quickly does bone cancer ?

Not a short process: I am not sure what exactly are you asking? How quickly does cancer of bone grow once it starts? How quickly does normal bone undergo cancerous change? Can you clarify? ...Read more

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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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