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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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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

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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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I need bisophanates but am so frightened of the side effects of osteonecrosis of the jaw, thrombosis, stroke, bone cancer 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 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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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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What are some symptoms of bone cancer?

Many...: Pain and swelling of the bones affected are common symptoms. Other symptoms include: joint tenderness or inflammation, fractures due to bone weakness, and limited range of motion. Non-specific symptoms like fever, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, and anemia can also be symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bone cancer?

What are the main symptoms of bone cancer?

Pain: Most of the time when we are talking about cancer of the bone it is from metastasis. That is where a cancer from another origin spreads to the bone. Sometimes there is no symptom at all and we find these when we test by bone scan, xray, or ct scans. The most common symptom when it develops is pain from pressure on the periosteum or covering of a bone. Fractures are also possible and cause pain. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms that might be from bone cancer?

What are the early symptoms that might be from bone cancer?

Pain: It depends a lot on whether the tumor started in the bone, or spred there from another source. The Best way to evaluate is to see your physician, and get a few tests, mainly xrays. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of prostate-bone cancer?

What are symptoms of prostate-bone cancer?

Few common ones: Pain, elevated calcium with its resultant problems, brittle bones in spine needing cementing to minimize chance of compression fracture.
Need to consider Denosumab or bisphosphonate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of osteosarcoma (bone cancer)?

Pain and/or a mass: Since the cancer damage the surrounding bone, tiny fractures produce pain relatively early, perhaps a sudden fracture of the whole bone eventually. Or the patient may discover a lump on a bone. Imaging is the mainstay of diagnosis and if you have bone pain lasting more than a week or have found a mass, a physician's office visit is on order. Peace. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom for bone cancer? Is it pain or the soreness comes first?

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What is the first symptom for bone cancer? Is it pain or the soreness comes first?

Soreness: Any painless or painful abnormal growth in any part of the bone should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tail bone cancer?

What are the symptoms of tail bone cancer?

Unusual question: Tail bone is difficul area to label. But pain in the bone may raise this issue. Yet pain is commonly due to injury or arthritis ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer that has spread often metastasizes to bones especially backbone. As part of evaluation for high grade prostate cancer, your urologist or oncologist may recommend bone scan to look for evidence of spread before you develop pain. If you're already having bone pain, regardless of site, go see your doc immediately. Good luck! ...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 are the symptoms of bone cancer?

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What are the symptoms of bone cancer?

Swelling: There is usually abnormal growth in any part of the bone and in later stages there might be some pain. Any abnormal growth or swelling should promptly be shown to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of bone cancer?

What are signs or symptoms of bone cancer?

Pain, swelling, mass: The most frequent symptoms of bone cancer are pain at the site of disease often severe enough to wake from sleep, swelling at the area, and a firm mass at the site of disease. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of bone cancer?

Focal pain: In the area involved. Be aware that most focal pain is not due to bone cancer, especially in the absence of known cancer elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

Last I checked: There are 206 bones in the human. Curiously, bone metastasis affect skull and central skeleton & proximal appendicular. Each bony site is different. Pain is common, fracture of weight bearing bones. Some cause abnormal increased blood calcium. Cancer starting in bones is very rare (osteo- chondro- sarcoma). Usually in young adults. ...Read more

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Do you know are all bone pains symptoms of bone cancer?

Do you know are all bone pains symptoms of bone cancer?

No: Otherwise, most of us over 50 would have bone cancer...
Persistent pain in a particular location should always be evaluated by a physician though. ...Read more

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How early can bone cancer be diagnosed? What are early symptoms?

How early can bone cancer be diagnosed? What are early symptoms?

Vary with type of ca: Some bone cancers cause pain and swelling, others may be silent in the early stages. There are too many types of bone cancers to provide one answer to the question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of bone cancer in the back?

Can you tell me the symptoms of bone cancer in the back?

Yes: Pain and possible effect on the cord which cause paralysis in the lower part of area involved. Good luck. ...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 always...: There are many structures that live underneath the jaw including lymph nodes that can become enlarged with recent infection, etc... A thorough history and physical exam by your primary care provider as well as some simple lab tests may be needed to further evaluate this problem. ...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 kinds but you should see an oral surgeon to help diagnose which one it is. ...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 its 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 an 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?

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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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?

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 more

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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