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Femur Bone Tumor
I have a bone tumor is in the femur and causing pain if benign what are some treatments or surgery suggestions? If malignant what suggestions?
Need good care: Even in our dysfunctional health care system, all bone tumors require a definitive and rapid diagnosis. The very fact that you have brought this question to healthtap shows your own proactive stance -- which is great -- and the need for you to get with your physician and talk until you either know exactly what is going on, or what will be the next step in your workup. Good luck and be brave. ...Read more
"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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Giant cell bone tumor. What kind of surgery is recommended for treating this and what is the recovery time?
Surgical removal: Excision of the tumor from the bone is almost always curative. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more
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?
Depends: Depends on the location. It should be easy. ...Read more
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