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Pelvic Bone Cancer Symptoms
What are bone cancer symptoms? What are the symptoms of bone cancer and how is bone cancer diagnosed?
Please refer to this excellent resource for more details:
http://www.Cancer. Net/cancer-types/bone-cancer. ...Read more
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
My son has bone cancer in his pelvis. I was wondering if my new baby's cord blood would be beneficial to him at all?
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
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
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
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
Soreness: Any painless or painful abnormal growth in any part of the bone should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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