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Usually, what are the signs of bone cancer?

Usually, what are the signs of bone cancer?

Pain and swelling: There are many different types of bone cancer, each with its own signs and symptoms. In general bone cancer may cause pain, local swelling, and fracture. ...Read more

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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What are signs of bone cancer?

What are signs of bone cancer?

Bone cancer...: 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

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Could you tell me what are really early signs of bone cancer in leg?

Could you tell me what are really early signs of bone cancer in leg?

Pain, swelling, mass: Most common signs are progressive pain, swelling and firm mass. ...Read more

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What are the signs of possible bone cancer?

What are the signs of possible bone cancer?

Pain most often: Most primary and secondary bone tumors present with pain. Some can present as painless enlargement/swelling of a limb or joint. On occasion a bone tumor can be silent until there is enough weakness in the bone for a fracture to occur. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

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

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What are signs or symptoms of bone cancer?

What are signs or 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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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?

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

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Breast cancer stage3 I have occassional pain on my waist it occurs a liittle bit and then it fades. Is it a sign of bone cancer im 47 yrs old?

Breast cancer stage3 I have occassional pain on my waist it occurs a liittle bit and then it fades. Is it a sign of bone cancer im 47 yrs old?

Not bone Ca: In stage 3 cancer of breast, distant mets have not occurred. The symptoms may be related to GI problems secondary to meds being given for the disease. In bone Ca the mets are well defined and rarely subside especially if area palpated. Best way to evaluate distant mets to reclassify stage of disease is by PET/CAT ...Read more

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Why would my 4yo start screaming her leg hurts. Just her right leg. No swelling redness or tenderness. Scared bone cancer? What are the signs?

Why would my 4yo start screaming her leg hurts. Just her right leg. No swelling redness or tenderness. Scared bone cancer? What are the signs?

Of course we: All sorry about rare bad things but common things happen more often. Think injury. Stress or rotational fracture of the tibia. Hip or knee pain. Infection in a joint. A cut. Etc. Before we think of te worst. Or the scary or bad. Pain in a four year old still needs attention and if it isn't apparent. Seek eval ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone cancer?

Pain, swelling, mass: Most commonly progressive pain sometimes waking from sleep, swelling, and a palpable mass. ...Read more

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What causes bone cancer?

Dumb back luck: You won't find an environmental cause for any bone cancer apart from the rare ones that arise in pre-existing severe Paget's of bone, rare genetic syndromes or an old radiation port. Recently the news showcased what we pathologists have taught for decades -- the vast majority of cancers are the result of random mutations -- truly random. There's no way to prevent. ...Read more

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How is bone cancer treated?

How is bone cancer treated?

Depends on origin: If the cancer is the only site and came from the bone, then surgery is the main treatment. Most commonly its from spread from other cancers to the bone. In this case if their is fracture surgery may be needed, otherwise radiation is used to control pain and symptoms and prevent further destruction of the bone. ...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 boxing cause bone cancer?

Can boxing cause bone cancer?

No: As a certified ringside physician, I have trained with and worked with many amateur and professional boxers over the last 15 yrs, and thankfully none of them have had bone cancer! Bone fractures yes, but not bone cancer! This does not mean boxers cannot develop bone cancer, but the cancer has nothing to do with the fact that they are boxers. Hope that answers your question! ...Read more

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How dangerous is bone cancer?

Very dangerous: Bone cancer can be very dangerous if left untreated. Depending on the actual type of bone cancer and whether it has spread or not may determine the actual prognosis and treatments needed. ...Read more

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How is bone cancer diagnosed?

Scans, Symptoms: Sometimes pet and bone scan find things otherwise not suspected, but many times a bone hurts, and occasionally, a bone breaks with trivial trauma and is found to be caused by cancer (pathologic fracture). We search for the site of origin to determine treatment. ...Read more

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How quickly does bone cancer?

Not a short process: I am not sure what exactly are you asking? How quickly does cancer of bone grow once it starts? How quickly does normal bone undergo cancerous change? Can you clarify? ...Read more

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Does bone cancer spread quickly?

It can spread quickl: Primary malignancies of bone like osteosarcoma, ewing sarcoma and chondrosarcoma
can metastasize most commonly to the lungs and other bones. However, the speed at which this happens truly depends on the underlying biologic aggresiveness of the individual cancer. It is hard nearly impossible to determine the speed of spread with our current understanding and tools available for evaluation. ...Read more

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When was bone cancer discovered?

When was bone cancer discovered?

Morgagni in 1761?: According to the American Cancer Society, the word "cancer" is credited to Hippocrates (460-370 BC). Giovanni Morgagni is credited as the first to use autopsy to diagnose cancer, in 1761. I have no specific in formation on bone cancers, however. There are different types of bone cancer, including osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you be tested for bone cancer?

Can you be tested for bone cancer?

Many different types: There are many different types of bone cancers. There are no good screening tests for vast majority of such tumors. One exception being multiple myeloma for which serum protein electrophoresis and free serum light chain tests provide a decent test. Multiple myeloma usually occurs in persons older than 40 years. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone cancer?

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Swelling: There is usually abnormal growth in any part of the bone and in later stages there might be some pain. Any abnormal growth or swelling should promptly be shown to your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I think I have bone cancer. Thank?

Bone cancer: Pretty rare. What makes you think you have it? ...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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What is the likely outcome for bone cancer?

Depends...: 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

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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