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Is a bone cyst considered a cancer or a tumor?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bone cyst

Cyst is usually consider benign.

In brief: Bone cyst

Cyst is usually consider benign.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Most bone cysts are benign.
Malignant bone tumors usually cause bone destruction and periosteal reaction on bone x-ray.

In brief: Usually not

Most bone cysts are benign.
Malignant bone tumors usually cause bone destruction and periosteal reaction on bone x-ray.
Dr. Walter Klein
Dr. Walter Klein
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nomenclature

All cancers are tumors, but benign tumors are the opposite of malignant tumors / cancers.
The familiar (mismamed) "bone cysts" are benign; there's some disagreement among pathologists whether they are even tumors.

In brief: Nomenclature

All cancers are tumors, but benign tumors are the opposite of malignant tumors / cancers.
The familiar (mismamed) "bone cysts" are benign; there's some disagreement among pathologists whether they are even tumors.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of bone cyst.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of bone cyst.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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