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How Dangerous Is Bone Cancer
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
Very: Multiple myeloma a plasma cell cancer could be very dangerous in some , in others ( the lucky ones ) the diseases can run for years. Have to speak to the treating oncologist good prognostic signs are higher albumin, lower beta 2 microglobulins, , plasma cell dna showing not having high risk chromosomal abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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