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Doctor insights on: Osseous Metastatic Disease

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What is metastatic disease?

What is metastatic disease?

Spread of disease : Metastatic is a term used to describe a disease that has spread from its initial point. It is primarily used with regards to tumors that have started to arise at multiple places in the body, most frequently by spreading through the bloodstream. ...Read more

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So what are the early symptoms of metastatic liver disease?

So what are the early symptoms of metastatic liver disease?

Usually nothing: Commonly without symptoms. May cause jaundice or changes in liver tests. Pain rare. ...Read more

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When a pet scan report says "no other evidence of metastatic disease." does that mean there was evidence of it somewhere in the body, but nowhere else?

Metastatic disease: Pet scans are imaging studies that look for subtle signs of increase metabolism in the body. Cancer cells have an increased metabolism compared to regular cells. If there are no spots of increased metabolism beyond where the cancer started then there are no signs of metastatic disease. ...Read more

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What is sarcoma versus metastatic disease versus lymphoma versus paraganglioma?

What is sarcoma versus metastatic disease versus lymphoma versus paraganglioma?

Different lesions: A sarcoma is a malignant lesion arising from connective and not glandular tissue such as visceral leiomyosarcoma of uterus or stomach. metastatic disease represents spread of tumor that may arise from a sarcoma or carcinoma, lymphoma is a malignant form of blood cellular disease and paraganglioma is the benign form of the lesion arising from nerve tissue. All represent different forms of disease. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

Several ways: A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly suggests metastases. The presence of a prior cancer also strongly suggests that a bone tumor is metastastic. ...Read more

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Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi(peritoneum). Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.

Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi(peritoneum).  Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.

Don't use of Abbrevi: Your oncologist's advice is best, follow what he/she recommended. Is this a cancer of the Gall Bladder? Your use of abbreviations are misleading me...so do not use them. tell us the name of her Cancer. ...Read more

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Ct states innumerable tiny and very small pulmonary nodules appreciated. Does this mean metastatic disease?

Nodules in lung: Not all multiple nodules in the lung are cancer. They can sometimes be benign. A repeat scan 2-3 mo later can be helpful in differentiating this dilemma. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca, US spleen meaning?: Multiple hyperechoic solid lesions, indeterminate nature. Hemangiomata possible but metastatic disease not excluded.

Hx breast ca, US spleen meaning?: Multiple hyperechoic solid lesions, indeterminate nature. Hemangiomata possible but metastatic disease not excluded.

Your doc can explain: Your spleen has some shadows which require better imaging than what the Ultrasound produced. Your doctor should guide you further because it will take a CT scan or MRI test/s to provide a more clear picture of what the nature of these shadows in your spleen is. ...Read more

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Can the blood work be normal by having lymphoma or metastatic disease? My blood was ok beside the d dimer which was 1.78. no bl.clots found in leg/arm

Can the blood work be normal by having lymphoma or metastatic disease? My blood was ok beside the d dimer which was 1.78. no bl.clots found in leg/arm

Can be normal: Lymphoma is a condition associated with malignant changes in lymphocytes. In order to have elevated serum markers which of themselves are only about 60% accurate in diagnosis, the tumor must contain a tumor antigen on the surface which when shed into the blood is the so called marker. Lymphomas dont have any such marker. Other tumors shed a carbohydrate marker which can rise with inflammation . ...Read more

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Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that can cause lesions on multiple organs (liver,brain,pancreas,etc) besides metastatic cancer?

Are there any diseases that can cause lesions on multiple organs (liver,brain,pancreas,etc) besides metastatic cancer?

Lots: infections such as abscess, parasites, fungus, and amoeba for starters. inflammation of the blood vessels can cause multiple lesions. Certain genetic disorders can affect multiple organs. ...Read more