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Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

No: The shoulder blade, chest wall and lung are in the way and the breast is unlikely to be seen at all. ...Read more

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Up back pain almost 2yrs. Right breast thickening mam ok. Us ok of breast. Mri spine ok? Deep tumor? Or could be gallbladder?

Up back pain almost 2yrs. Right breast thickening mam ok. Us ok of breast. Mri spine ok? Deep tumor?  Or could be gallbladder?

Could be anything?--: Generally these are due to simple diseases which present in a different way, rather than in the classical fashion. I would not worry about the tumor, as you seemed to be worried, as the MRI would have, most likely picked it up. Did you get the MRI of the whole spine or which section of it? I recommend seeing your doc who has been doing all these tests as he/she would have all the answers for you. ...Read more

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Do patients with benign nerve sheath tumors in spine or elsewhere have higher rates of cancer of any particular type, or in general?

Do patients with benign nerve sheath tumors in spine or elsewhere have higher rates of cancer of any particular type, or in general?

Depends on associate: There are associated conditions eg neurofibromatosis etc. Which can present with benign nerve sheath rumors and other associated cancers like astrocytomas in brain. However if not associated with any such condition; other cancers are rare. ...Read more

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Pet's effective?Side effects?Docs ran cat-2cmx3cm tumor close2 spine near pul. Vein & aorta area.Cat, eco & pul. Funtion test this wk. All info helpful

Pet's effective?Side effects?Docs ran cat-2cmx3cm tumor close2 spine near pul. Vein & aorta area.Cat, eco & pul. Funtion test this wk. All info helpful

Yes - helpfull.: A pet scan uses an injection of radioactive sugar. It will not work if a patients blood sugar above 200. It will be taken up in most malignancies and persists, whereas normal tissue gets rid of it and remains negative on the scan. If your mass in tghe chest is positive, you may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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My 20yr cousin just found out has tumor on spine will get biopsy. I have low back pain for some time now should I make appointment to be safe?

My 20yr cousin just found out has  tumor on spine will get biopsy. I have low back pain for some time now should I make appointment to be safe?

Yes: Tumor is not the most common cause of back pain , but back pain need careful scientific evaluation , early intervention will prevent future damage so see your doctor and find out cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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Can a spinal cord tumor cause spine pain (pain in 1 or 2 vertebrae when pressing on area & laying down)? Would pain be the only symptom?

Not a spine tumor: You probably have more of a msucle, tendon or a bursitis problem. With a spien tumor I woud expect other findings. You need to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?

MRI: Not likely cancer. Consider a non-contrast MRI of ls spine with flexion and extension, orthopedic or rehab doctor evaluation. May just be muscular, or sacroiliac joint. ...Read more

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Can non aggressive breast cancer metastasize to bone? I have er/pr+, her2- breast cancer w tumors in spine and rib. Dr unsure both are related.

Can non aggressive breast cancer metastasize to bone? I have er/pr+, her2- breast cancer w tumors in spine and rib. Dr unsure both are related.

Yes, unfortunately: Unfortunately, er/pr positive, her2 negative breast cancer metastasizes to bone quite commonly. On the good side, it usually responds to treatment with hormonal therapy, radiation, and bone strengthening medications very well and patients can live for years. If this is the first possible sign of metastatic disease it is often reasonable to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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