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Jaw 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
80 yr actinomycosis jaw clindamycin 16 weeks still swollen. Allergic penclln. Saw ent, infect disease oral surgeon hyperbaric not ok metastc bone cancer. Who treats no one seems to know what to do?
4cm x 1.5cm tumor on jaw bone. Jaw bone nearly gone also going to sinus cavity. Surgery 12/2. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?
NOT REALLY BUT NEEDS: Needs to be checked as your swollen glands and sore throat is most probably due to infection and it may need to be treated with full course of appropriate antibiotics It is unlikely to be cancer and seems like an acute infection But have it checked and get treated ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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