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Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually a bone

Biopsy is done on a a bone with a symptom (pain) and an x-ray abnormalitity (dissolved bone.
Lytic; sclerotic, bone, blastic) indicating metastasis or fracture. The biopsy can obtain tissue if the source is occult. A bone marrow biopsy is done to assess anemia, look for leukemia, and sometimes another marrow disorder.

In brief: Usually a bone

Biopsy is done on a a bone with a symptom (pain) and an x-ray abnormalitity (dissolved bone.
Lytic; sclerotic, bone, blastic) indicating metastasis or fracture. The biopsy can obtain tissue if the source is occult. A bone marrow biopsy is done to assess anemia, look for leukemia, and sometimes another marrow disorder.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the cancer is in the bone, a biopsy of the lesion can provide the diagnosis.
Not exactly bone biopsy, but bone marrow biopsy can diagnose any caner that may have spread to the bone.

In brief: Yes

If the cancer is in the bone, a biopsy of the lesion can provide the diagnosis.
Not exactly bone biopsy, but bone marrow biopsy can diagnose any caner that may have spread to the bone.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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