Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

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.
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.

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I have a joint infection and my doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?

Probably is not. Joint infectios are in general serous problems specially if they occura after a joint replacement.Your dr could be concerned about you having osteomylitis of the bone(bone infection)and that is te reazon for the bone biopsy.Must likely is not bone cancer. Read more...

My MRI showed some infection in my hip and leg joint. Doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?

Not likely but? The answer depends in some part on your history. If you have no history of cancer, and the imaging suggests an infection, at your age you are unlikely to end up with an unexpected diagnosis of cancer. If you have a history of cancer, perhaps the presence of an infection in the affected bones and joint is due to an underlying cancer, prior biopsy, or depressed immune system. Consult your doctor. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: bone biopsy?

Bone biopsy. The specimen obtained from or the act of obtaining a specimen from a part of the skeleton, usually to aid with diagnosis as provided with microscopic evaluation by a pathologist. Read more...
Removal of a sample. A bone biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove a sample of a bone abnormality. Read more...

Can there be a way to determine if osteomyelitis is gone without bone biopsy?

Yes, by checking - With your orthopod, who determines it by taking a history, examination, xrays, lab work; & on repeated examinations, xrays & lab work. You should be on appropriate antibiotics for 6-12 weeks. As your condition improves with no pain, tenderness, fever, return of appetite, there will be improvement in general condition. Bone bx is generally not used to DX if the osteomyelitis has resolved or not. Read more...
DIFFERING OPINIONS. I personally believe in the biopsy as the "gold standard." Other doctors believe in advanced imaging. There are good arguments both ways. Dr. Latva. Read more...

Please let me know if there is a way to determine if osteomyelitis is gone without bone biopsy?

MRI . Can be helpful particularly if the radiologist has a before picture for comaprison. (contrast should be used.). Read more...

I am having a bone biopsy on my jawbone. Three spot are being biospy how long show it take to get results back?

Week or so. After the bone gos to th lab it has to be demineralized, stained, and viewed microscopically, if any question obout the diagnosis, rather than give the wrong DX to you the bxs are sent out for opinions from other experts. So if simple a week if harder to dx, 2-3 weeks depending on the speed they are sent out and viewed and returned. Read more...
2-5 days. Bone needs to be decalcified before it can be processed. It takes 5-10 hours of fixation; 5-10 hours of processing, 2-3 hours to cut, stain and create teh slides, and then a day for the pathologist to read it. Good luck. Read more...

Where is the marrow taken from in a bone biopsy? I need to have a bone biopsy. What bone is the marrow extracted from, and where is the incision? .

One . One common area from where bone marrow biopsies are taken from is the iliac crest. The ilium is one of the bones in the pelvis and between the outer and inner harder or cortical portions of the bones there is softer, what we call cancellous bone from which the biopsy can be taken. If you feel the hard pelvic bone on your sides just below your abdomen, this is generally where this is taken from. In many cases this can be done percutaneously with a large bore needle rather than making a formal incision. Good luck! Read more...