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How is bone cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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