Can malignant mesothelioma cause a bone tumor?

Direct invasion. Or blood borne metastasis from a pleural, chest wall tumor to an adjacent rib or distant site. We'd call this bony metastasis, a bone tumor infers that it started out in a bone, not innocently affected from another king of cancerinvading it.

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What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the jaw?

Rare. Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. Read more...

What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the mandibule jaw?

Rare. Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. There are some differences between the mandible and maxilla, but they are really not that significant. Read more...
Malignant tumor. Slim! metastatic lesions to the jaw can occur as well mainly from breasts, lungs. However, there are some benign tumors that are very aggressive and cause severe damage to the jaw. Read more...

How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

Several ways. A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly suggests metastases. The presence of a prior cancer also strongly suggests that a bone tumor is metastastic. Read more...

I have a known bone tumor it was found in a MRI. .. I had a bone scan done and the tumor showed up HOT. .. does that mean it's malignant? Would a. Benign tumor ever show up hot in bone scan. .. everything I read online says benign would show up cold

Possibly. A bone scan is a very sensitive test but it is not very specific. It will simply "light up" anywhere there is increased bone activity. Fractures, infection, cancers, and benign bone processes can light up on a bone scan. Osteoid Osteoma and Paget's disease are just two examples of benign processes that can light up on a bone scan. Discuss with your doctor, if any question, may need biopsy. Read more...

Will malignant mesothelioma cause osteolytic lesion?

Maybe. Mesothlioma usually grows within the pleural space (chest cavity), but can grow directly into bone causing bony destruction (osteolysis). Rarely, mesothelioma can metastasize (spread) to bone and cause osteolytic lesions, but this is not very common. Read more...

Is it possible for malignant mesothelioma to cause osteolytic lesion?

Very rare. malignant mesothelioma arises primarily from pleura of lung cavity or from peritoneal lining. Dx usually made late but where spreading occurs in lung or peritoneal cavity, bone and brain spread very rare. In few bone cases MRI needed to see tumor, which did not produce lytic lesions though anything is possible. Read more...

My sister has malignant mesothelioma. What does this mean?

Generally incurable. Mesothelioma is cancer of the pleura. The covering of the lung is called visceral pleura and the lining of the chest wall is called parietal pleura. This is a cancer that is generally incurable unless small and localized, although it is diffuse or has spread to adjacent tissues or organ, by the time it is diagnosed. Treatment is multi-modality. Commonly it is associated with asbestos exposure. Read more...

What is life expectancy of someone diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma?

Depends. Life expectancy is in part a function of stage. Malignant mesothelioma is either localized (stage 1) or advanced (stages 2-4) or recurrent. As stage advances life expectancy decreases. Read more...