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Metastasize In Pelvic Bones
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 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
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
LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wt to expect:hep c-cirrhosis, liver cancer spread to spleen, lung and bone- tumors in the spine compressed spinal cord-caused paralysis, done surgical
Do muscles, soft tissues, nerves also "grow" along with the bones (like it grows in an growing child), in patients undergoing limb lengthening surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Organs there...: Could be the appendix, cecum, ascending colon, right kidney, right adrenal gland, right ovary or right Fallopian tube. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can tumor cells that have metastasized to the kidney bones form the prostate increase psa levels ?
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
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
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