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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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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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What are some symptoms of bone cancer?

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? 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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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?

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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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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My wife has s/4 bone cancer for 2 yrs, just pain control now. How much time does she have and how will the cancer progress what can we expect to happen from now on

My wife has s/4 bone cancer for 2 yrs, just pain control now. How much time does she have and how will the cancer progress what can we expect to happen from now on

I : I am sorry to here about your wife, I understand your pain and concern. The original starting place of the cancer is needed to better answer your question. With some cancers, e.g. Breast, I have seen patients go as long as 10 years from the time the first bone spot is detected. (my own mother got 6 years of quality time with chemotherapy and radiation treatments 26 years ago). If she is seeing a modern radiation oncologist, spot treatment to painful sites and other pain management techniques might help her be more comfortable. I wish you both strength and personal piece of mind. ...Read more

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How do I check bone cancer?

How do I check bone cancer?

Bone Cancer: Probably with a whole body bone scan, which will show radioactive uptake in abnormal bone lesions. ...Read more

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Can you completely treat bone cancer?

Yes: Many varieties of early stage bone cancer can be completely treated. Discuss what stage you have with your physician to determine treatment strategies and expected long-term outcomes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have bone cancer?

How do you know if you have bone cancer?

BIOPSY: X-ray followed by biopsy. If sarcoma is suspected, have biopsy done by oncologic surgeon experienced in sarcoma. If metastatic disease, biopsy may not be essential if presentation is typical. ...Read more

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4 mm any stage is this serious bone cancer?

4 mm any stage is this serious bone cancer?

Cancer Staging: Every variety of cancer has a unique ajcc staging system, known as the "tmn" system. The "t" part includes the size of the primary tumor. You did not specify whether you meant a primary tumor, such as breast, colon, or lung, that has metastasized to a bone, or you really meant a primary bone tumor. If the former, the cancer is a stage 4 lesion — serious. If the latter, it depends. Need more info. ...Read more

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What is the likely outcome for bone cancer?

Depends...: There are different types of cancers of the bone. The 3 most common primary bone cancers are osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and ewing sarcoma. Cancers that originate in other places can metastasize to the bone.
Outcomes will depending on the pathology, extent of involvement, stage, the patients' health & functional status, and treatment.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/bone. ...Read more

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Describe the features of primary bone cancer.?

Variable: You may be referring to either myeloma or bone cancers such as ostesarcoma. Myeloma is often called bone cancer but is actually a blood cancer associated with painful bone lesions, low blood counts, renal problems and increased infections. Osteosarcomas are bone cancers of long bones, common in children/young adults associated with painful growths that can be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Terrified of bone cancer. How do I ease my worries?

Bone cancer is rare!: There is a higher chance of being hit by a car or struck by lightening than getting bone cancer. Over 20, 000 people are struck by lightening each year and there are approximately less than 3000 patients diagnosed with primary malignancies of bone in the usa each year. There are other things to worry about, but bone cancer should not be one of them. ...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


Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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