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Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low. Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone cancer contribute to that condition?

Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low.  Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone  cancer contribute to that condition?

Yes: The most common diagnosis in advanced cancer patients is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. This often results in low sodium. Kidney failure can also contribute to low sodium levels. ...Read more

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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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Will gleevec (imatinib) help my sister who has stage 3 breast cancer that has now gone into bone cancer stage 4?

Will gleevec (imatinib) help my sister who has stage 3 breast cancer that has now gone into bone cancer stage 4?

NOT STANDARD OF CARE: Gleevec is indicated for gist and cml. In breast cancer it has been looked at in preclinical studies and phase ii studies. Although it has been suggested that Gleevec might help in bone metastasis by inhibiting osteoblast activity i would only use it under a clinical trial. For bone metastasis there are 2 meds that help prevent complications: zometa & xgeva (denosumab). Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Mother had breast cancer in stage 3 8 years agoand now has a secondary bone cancer, said dr. It at an early stage and take the risk and give them only?

Mother had breast cancer in stage 3 8 years agoand now has a secondary bone cancer, said dr. It at an early stage and take the risk and give them only?

Sounds like mom: Has findings in bones compatible with recurrent breast cancer 8 years later. I would not call this an ealy stage. With long interval, best to biopsy, check er/pr/her-2-neu on the biopsy to guide therapy. If painful or weight bearing, single fraction XRT or cryotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for bone cancer to worsen in 3 months?

Is it possible for bone cancer to worsen in 3 months?

Absolutely; the: difficulty is knowing how much because tracking methods are not that precise. All cancers are specific body cells changing & growing beyond local tissue maintenance needs; killing adjacent cells &/or growing in other body locations without the individual's immune system targeting/killing the abnormal cells long before any current medical tests are capable of detecting the abnormal cells. ...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?

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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What are some symptoms of bone cancer?

What are some 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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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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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 were 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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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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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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