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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Osteoid Osteoma

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What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

See below: An osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor. It has a center of growing cells, called a nidus, surrounded by a hard shell of thickened bone. No one knows why these tumors form. They do not spread throughout the rest of the body. Osteoid osteomas tend to be small—less than 1.5 cm in size and they may occur in any bone in the body. They are most common in long bones, such as the thigh. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for bone metastases?

Are there treatment guidelines for bone metastases?

It hard to: Cancer moving to the bone is hard to dicuss in few line, i will provide you with a link could help you.Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

Multiple: N-telopeptide in urine is an older one. It is measured on the second voided urine specimen of the day and so is a little complicated to get. C-telopeptide is a newer one that is measured in blood-can be collected anytime so is used more often. If treatment is good, these markers will be low (they are measures of bone turnover). Your 25 hydroxy vitamin d level should also be above 30. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for bunions or bone spurs?

What are treatment options for bunions or bone spurs?

Shoes / surgery: My understanding of your problem makes me think that you are concerned about bone spurring around your bunion deformity. You may have hallux limitus. This is usually spurring to the top of the joint causing limitation of movement and discomfort. Conservative care consists of a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support. Surgery may be needed based on symptoms. See your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Treatments for prostate cancer with bone metastasis?

Treatments for prostate cancer with bone metastasis?

Many: The first line of treatment for this is androgen deprivation. In addition, there are medicines which reduce the risk of fractures with Denosumab showing the most efficacy compared to zoledronic acid, however with some risk of significant side effects. For more extensive disease, a newer IV radium therapy has shown improved survival. Localized radiation can be effective for painful foci. ...Read more

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How effective is erbitux for a metastatic bone cancer?

How effective is erbitux for a metastatic bone cancer?

Not very: Works in colon cancer that has markers suggestive of response. Can be effective in some lung cancers again if a specific cell type is found and has certain markers. If colon or lung cancer in the bone and has the appropriate markers, it may be effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can there be any non-surgical options for dealing with benign jaw bone tumors?

Can there be any non-surgical options for dealing with benign jaw bone tumors?

Yes : It really depends on the type of the benign tumor. Some benign bone tumors can be treated successfully with radiation. Others respond to medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some others can be left alone. Your doctor, dentist or oral surgeon will be the best person to give you these answers. ...Read more

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For a synovial sarcoma are imatinib or everolimusm effective?

For a synovial sarcoma are imatinib or everolimusm effective?

These have no: Established role in front line therapy. Are they being offered on a clinical trial? Both are costly, and possibly of theoretic use. Ask for the strength of the data (it will be called a phase ii trial), . ...Read more

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What are the treatments for bone tumors?

What are the treatments for bone tumors?

Resection: The 3 most common bone tumors are osteogenic sarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewings Sarcoma. Each should be removed if possible by surgery followed by RT chemo or cryosurgery to site of curetted lesion. At times bone resection and replacement such as total femur replacement has been employed. ...Read more

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I read that certain benign bone tumors use chemotherapy.Which benign bone tumors use chemotherapy as a treatment?

Benign bone tumors: I'm familiar with using curettage, bone grafting and excision for benign bone tumors, sometimes even radiation, but i haven't heard of chemotherapy being used. I would definitely welcome (and defer to) our oncology colleagues' input on this great question! ...Read more

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Are there any effective drugs for osteolytic bone cancer?

Are there any effective drugs for osteolytic bone cancer?

Yes: We can actually do several things. The primary cancer may be treatable. There are meds that inhibit osteoclasts which are the cells that actually lyse the bone. It's not nearly so difficult to treat as it was a few decades ago. ...Read more

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How are gamma rays used for cancer treatment?

How are gamma rays used for cancer treatment?

Radiation dose: Gamma rays, a name for electromagnetic radiation emitted by atoms, are used to treat cancer in many ways. For example radioactive isotopes of iodine or palladium atoms are used to treat prostate cancer, by putting in the radioactivity directly into the prostate. ...Read more

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Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteoid osteoma?

What are symptoms of  osteoid osteoma?

Bone pain: It most often causes pain in area it occurs. Occasionally it will irritate other tissues in the area. The pain often responds to Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications. Alcohol can intensify the pain. With time, the tumor (which is benign) "burns out" and the pain subsides. If not, an orthopedic oncologist (tumor specialist) can give you other options. ...Read more

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How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

No proof: Although shark fin (cartilage) has been used medicinally in china with reports that it lowers cholesterol, combats cancer & heart disease & is beneficial for skin health; there is no scientic proof of these benefits at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

See below.: Degenerative joint disease, as the wear and tear affects the joints. Multiple options; starting with pain meds, like the nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis, weight reduction, daily exercises to not only keep wt down but strengthen the muscles which moves the joints, using assistive devices like a cane/stick, crutches/walker; stronger pain meds and if nothing works the surgery. Trip to a dr would help. ...Read more