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Colon cancer with cancer in liver, lungs sacrum and spine?

Colon cancer with cancer in liver, lungs sacrum and spine?

Stage of cancer: This sounds very serious. Cancer is staged to help understand the treatments and expectations for success with treatment, part of the risk/benefit analysis. Stage 4 is cancer that has spread or progressed significantly outside the organ where it started. Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 have diminishing expectations for treatment success. Take a friend with you to next appointment. You have choices. Be well. ...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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Where is pelvic bone located in human body?

Where is pelvic bone located in human body?

No such thing: There is no "pelvic" bone. The pelvis is made up of several bones and is at the base of your trunk. It holds your abdominal organs inside, houses the genitals, and articulates with the thighs and base of spine. Here is a picture link: http://reproductiveguides.Com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/trtertert.Jpg. ...Read more

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LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?

LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?

Large tumor: The chances depend on what type of tumor it is. The pathology report will help determine if it is an aggressive type of tumor or a benign tumor. That will give a better idea of the chances of it returning. It is not however a guarantee that it may or may not return. ...Read more

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Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Yes: The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone. Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more

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Breast cancer metastasize to bone cancer what part of the bone mostly occur?

Breast cancer metastasize to bone cancer what part of the bone mostly occur?

Short Bones: Breast cancer can spread to almost any bone, however, most common to short bones such as spine, ribs, pelvis and skull . Many medications has shown to strengthen bone and prevents bone fracture related to cancer spreading to the bone. ...Read more

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Bone scan showed increased vascularity in pelvis. Could this be arthritis in my lumbar spine?

Bone scan showed increased vascularity in pelvis. Could this be arthritis in my lumbar spine?

Are you: referring to the vascular phase of a 3 phase bone scan? Lumbar spine pathology would localize to the lumbar spine on the bone scan, not the pelvis. ...Read more

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Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc in 10/2012 tumors in lung, omentum, spine, ribs, has now spread to liver and other lung..How much time?

Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc in 10/2012 tumors in lung, omentum, spine, ribs,  has now spread to liver and other lung..How much time?

An answer: I'm not an oncologist; however, from reviewing the prognosis tables available to me from an online reference (7th tnm staging system), the median time (50% are deceased and 50% are still alive) is around 8 months. The five year survival rate is < 10%. I'm sorry she's so sick. ...Read more

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Can you see bone cancer in the hips from a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis?

Can you see bone cancer in the hips from a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis?

Yes, some details se: Ct scan shows the normal anatomy of all the structures examined although it is not the best test for hip cancer which is best seen with a ct scan or MRI scan of the pelvis with a focus on the bones. ...Read more

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Got my bone scan. Multifocal uptake seen in mid to distal radius and ulna? Subtle uptake in distal aspects of both bones but no bony lesions? Meaning?

Got my bone scan. Multifocal uptake seen in mid to distal radius and ulna? Subtle uptake in distal aspects of both bones but no bony lesions? Meaning?

Confused: We cannot answer this question without knowing the reason for the bone scan. Also, what type of scan was it? Without any background there are many reasons for uptake: trauma, fracture healing, tumors, cancer, arthritis...etc. what are your symptoms? Do you have pain? ...Read more

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What organs are located above your right pelvic bone in your mid back?

What organs are located above your right pelvic bone in your mid back?

Organs there...: Could be the appendix, cecum, ascending colon, right kidney, right adrenal gland, right ovary or right Fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Tumour removed from sacrum in feb 2012.Neurosurgeon drilled hole into sacrum to check for tumour in bone. Extreme pain13 months later. Is sacrum damaged?

Tumour removed from sacrum in feb 2012.Neurosurgeon drilled hole into sacrum to check for tumour in bone. Extreme pain13 months later. Is sacrum damaged?

Pain after biopsy: Presuming your biopsy was benign, i would say it is not normal to have significant pain after this type of procedure. That does not imply your doctor did anything wrong, either. My concerns would be a stress fracture at the site of biopsy, a bone infection, or even further growth of whatever was being biopsied (benign tumors can enlarge, too). I would make sure i saw my doc again and made aware. ...Read more

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Will renal cell carcinoma spread to the hip bone?

Will renal cell carcinoma spread to the hip bone?

Its possible. : When renal cell carcinoma metastasizes, it is most likely to spread to neighboring lymph nodes, the lungs, the liver, the bones, the adrenal glands, or the brain. Spread to the bone is often to the spine, but may be anywhere. Radiotherapy is often used in in cases of bone metastases, to reduce pain and lower the risk of pathologic fracture. ...Read more

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Read that bone pain is symptom of bladder cancer. Hip bone or pelvic bone pain? Have some other symptoms and bad pain in hip bone. related?

Read that bone pain is symptom of bladder cancer. Hip bone or pelvic bone pain? Have some other symptoms and bad pain in hip bone. related?

Depends: If you have not had cancer, pain is most likely not due to cancer. In particular if it is chronic. Other causes of pain are much more likely. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more

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Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver.Now she can't move easily&tired?

Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver.Now she can't move easily&tired?

Fatigue: I would suggest getting in touch with a palliative care specialist. Your mom may benefit from optimizing her medications and improving her symptom and pain control. They can also help give advice for your social situation in helping taking care of her. She may benefit from inpatient or outpatient hospice. ...Read more

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Which kind of bone cancer grows aggressively in the hip?

Which kind of bone cancer grows aggressively in the hip?

Rare cancer: Primary cancers of the bone (including the hip) are very rare. The most common bone cancers are actually those that have spread from other cancers (metastatic cancer). The most common primary bone cancers are osteosarcomas, but these are very rare. ...Read more

Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more


Metastasize (Definition)

Cancer has spread beyond the ...Read more