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Doctor insights on: Swelling Knee Water Related Bone Cancer Osteosarcoma

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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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Could swelling of the knee and water on the knee be related to bone cancer or osteosarcoma?

Could swelling of the knee and water on the knee be related to bone cancer or osteosarcoma?

Possibly: This is a very difficult question to answer in 400 characters.Certainly a tumor is one of the least common causes of swelling around the knee. That being said, if you do have a tumor close to the knee, then it is possible that you can experience what we call a reactive effusion and thus experience fluid swelling or bleeding within the knee. ...Read more

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Knee pain and xray said bone island. What can this be? Bone cancer?

Knee pain and xray said bone island. What can this be? Bone cancer?

Bone island.: A bone island is a concentration of calcium in a particular location of a bone. It is not cancerous, and does not cause pain. ...Read more

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Does a stiff knee mean I have bone cancer?

Very unlikely: The stiffness is likely due to early arthritis. You may wish to consult your doctor to have evaluation and treatment to reduce the discomfort. ...Read more

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What causes knee pain? Can it mean bone cancer?

What causes knee pain? Can it mean bone cancer?

Very unlikely: At your age pain in the knee is most likely some kind of soft tissue problem or possibly early degenerative change. You may want to see your doctor to get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Pain/aches around my knee area and rib. Scared i might have bone cancer! what are my chances of getting any type of cancer?

Pain/aches around my knee area and rib. Scared i might have bone cancer! what are my chances of getting any type of cancer?

Stop worrying: Cancer is an uncommon illness especially in the younger years(< 50 years of age). So you should wait to worry! aches and pains like what you have, are common. Unless these get progressively worse, i would not worry but shift your attention to a more active life style like daily walks which will strengthen your muscles and joints . This might give you more energy and a positive attitude too. ...Read more

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M20. About 2mos I've been having left knee pain, gets worse when i excercise, is usually not there otherwise. What could this be? Scared of bone cancer

Not cancer: In my 25 years of being a rheumatologist… I have yet to see knee pain present has bone cancer. An x-ray would completely rule that out but it is extremely rare. Pain when exercising suggests a number of possibilities. There could be a problem within the joint. Is there any history of trauma? There could be tendinitis. The first thing to do is rest, anti-inflammatories if there is no contraindication such as stomach ulcers or kidney failure, time, heat.If it continues to cause problems, suggest seeing your doctor. ...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. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more