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.
Danger? Primary bone tumors are very painful and tough to treat and cure. Some other cancers that start elsewhere will metastasize to bone. Breast and prostate are the most common.

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How dangerous is a bone marrow cancer myeloma?

It is a cancer. With high-dose therapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation, the median survival has been estimated in 2003 to be approximately 4.5 years, compared to a median of approximately 3.5 years with "standard" therapy.
Very. Multiple myeloma a plasma cell cancer could be very dangerous in some, in others (the lucky ones) the diseases can run for years. Have to speak to the treating oncologist good prognostic signs are higher albumin, lower beta 2 microglobulins, , plasma cell dna showing not having high risk chromosomal abnormalities.

Symptoms of bone cancer?

As you'd expect. A mass. Local pain. A break following a mild injury that would not break a normal bone. Warmth and/or a hum audible through a stethoscope. Any of the above is worth getting checked.
Pain, swelling, mass. Most commonly progressive pain sometimes waking from sleep, swelling, and a palpable mass.

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.

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.
Depends. Treatment will depend on whether this is a primary/originated from the bone itself or this is a spread from other cancer that is located outside the bone- also depends on the type of the cancer. Need more information to give a better asnwer.
Multi-modality. There are different types of bone cancer but generally treatment involves one or more of the following: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Often all 3 will be used as part of the therapy.

Can boxing cause bone cancer?

Not likely. There is no evidence linking boxing to bone cancer. It is associated with brain injury, movement diorders and dementia.
No. Amateur boxing is a wholesome, surprisingly safe sport especially kids born into difficult situations. I'm a ringside physician; the risks of boxing are mechanical sports injuries from the moves, and the dangers of head injury which in the amateur boxing community we do a tremendous amount to keep from happening. A boxer may develop myositis ossificans which mimics a bone-containing 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!

How is bone cancer diagnosed?

Bone cancer. Primary bone cancer is less common than metastatic disease to the bone. Generally speaking, bone mass or lesion can be seen with the help of certain imaging such as ct scan or MRI or bone scan. Then a ct guided biopsy can be performed to the suspicious area/ to the bone mass to establish diagnosis of cancer.
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.

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.
Pain and swelling. Usually, patients present with pain and swelling of the affected area. Some bone tumors, like osteosarcoma, affect the distal femur, proximal tibia, and humerus. Chondrosarcomas are seen in the shoulder and pelvis, while ewing's sarcomas are in teenagers and are seen in long bones and flat bones. Multiple myeloma has bone pain in the back and ribs. Each has a different x-ray appearance.

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?
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