Does cancer how up on exrays does cancer show up on exrays exrays taken ofhips they said it was burstisus I am a cancer survivor since 2007 clear test results clear lympnodes clear bone scan clear margins in stsge 1 breast cancer

Possibly. If the xray examination of the hip shows bone destruction or increased bone formation. On xray there has to be at least 40% destruction of bone for it to be visible. A normal bone scan is much more sensitive for detecting involvement of bone by tumor. If your bone scan is normal, the presence of tumor is unlikely. It is likely that your pain is from benign process such as bursitis or arthritis.
X-rays . X-rays can pick up cancer some of the time. For example, a chest x-ray can detect lung cancer. A ct scan or MRI is more sensitive in picking up cancer than an x-ray. If you like please submit more information. What kind of cancer are you speaking of? What x-rays were done or ordered? Good luck.

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I am a breast cancer survivor since 2007. I had clear test results, clear margins, clear lymphnodes and bone scan in 2007. Now, I am having pain in hips. Why could it be?

If . If the pain is persistent and especially if it is worse at night, with weight bearing, or radiates from your back to your hips or your hips to your knees, you should get checked out by your physician. If it is as simple as arthritis he or she may be able to help you feel better and you will likely be reassured having someone double check that the pain is not cancer related. Read more...
X-ray or bone scan. If you are having pain in both hips, it is unlikely that this pain is related to bone metastases from your breast cancer you had more than 6 years ago. Hip arthritis or arthrosis is a possible explanation and an x-ray or a control radionuclide bone scan would be helpful to evaluate the cause of your bilateral hip pain. Read more...
Tell your doc. Breast cancer survivors should alert their treating physicians as to any new bone pain. Read more...

I am cancer survivor since 2007 clear test results cler margins clear lympnodes clear bone scan lately having hip pain hospital took exrays said it was burtsis what do u say

Bursitis . Bursitis itself does not usually show up on an x-ray unless it has been present for a long time and has caused other changes to happen in a joint. X-rays are usually done to make sure that something else isn't causing the pain. Bursitis is usually what doctors call a clinical diagnosis based on how the patient describes the pain and doing an exam that shows pain directly over the hip bursa, swelling in the area, and pain and tenderness in the area with movement. Bursitis pain usually is located just above the bump on the outside of the hip called the greater trochanter. It usually hurts to touch the area and is worsened by movement. Cancer pain on the other hand is usually worse at night and unless the bone is weak (which would have likely shown up on the x-ray) is not affected as much by movement. If the pain gets worse or doesn't resolve with rest, stretching exercises, and/or a short course of anti-inflammatory medications you need to get things checked out again to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. Tenderness directly over the bursa pain with movement of overlying muscles and tendons swelling of the bursa bursitis pain in the hip. Read more...
Could be. Does it feel better if you take an anti-inflammatory medicine ( aspirin, motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) ) for a week or more? Could get an MRI to evaluate? Read more...
Type of Cancer? Usually metastatic disease would be evident in x-ray depending on the cancer. Bone scan is very sensitive for detecting met disease. I would agree with the hospital x-ray report. Read more...