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What does having jaw bone cancer look like?

What does having jaw bone cancer look like?

Bony destruction: A plain film or ct would usually show an area of bone destruction, expansion, or abnormal increased bone density. ...Read more

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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I need bisophanates but am so frightened of the side effects of osteonecrosis of the jaw, thrombosis, stroke, bone cancer etc etc how common are these?

I need bisophanates but am so frightened of the side effects of osteonecrosis of the jaw, thrombosis, stroke, bone cancer etc etc how common are these?

Not so common: And much less common than the dread complications of osteoporosis. I'm not impressed with what i've read about the stroke or cancer risk; good oral hygiene and early recognition should help with the uncommon jaw osteonecrosis. Would like to hear from others about what they've decided. ...Read more

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Lumps under the jaw bone will be a cancer?

Lumps under the jaw bone will be a cancer?

Not necessarily so: Lymph glands are located very prominently under the jaw in the neck, and fight infections of the upper respiratory system. Swollen lymph glands are usually a result of an acute infectious process, not cancer. Visit your doctor. Only he/she can determine the difference, and decide if further testing of the lymph glands are necessary. ...Read more

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Cyst under the jaw bone will be a cancer ?

Cyst under the jaw bone will be a cancer ?

Not necessarily so: "cysts" as you say are not always cancer. Still they do warrent further check up. There are many different kinds but you should see an oral surgeon to help diagnose which one it is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?

What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts, especially in young adults. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more

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Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more

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I have a small knot on side of neck right kinda under end of jaw bone close to ear and i'm scared it's cancer?

I have a small knot on side of neck right kinda under end of jaw bone close to ear and i'm scared it's cancer?

Get it checked: Knots & lumps can be in the skin or under the skin. Knots that are hard, painless, seem to be stuck to something underneath or in the skin and have ill defined edges are usually bad. Those that are soft, tender, move easily and have a distinct edge are usually not bad. Your lump could be a enlarged lymph node or a sebaceous cyst-or it could be something worse. Get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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67y.o. Otherwise healthy male with oral cancer in jaw bone, gums, and lymph nodes. Generally speaking, what is the five year "cure" rate for that?

67y.o. Otherwise healthy male with oral cancer in jaw bone, gums, and lymph nodes. Generally speaking, what is the five year "cure" rate for that?

Cancer statistics: The outcome for oral cancer in general depends on how advanced your cancer is (stage, grade) gender and location. For your particular situation, you should talk to your own specialist. Best of luck! ...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


Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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