What are the chances of bone cancer for anyone?

Rare. Primary bone cancer is rare. It accounts for much less than 1 percent of all cancers. About 2, 300 new cases of primary bone cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.
Low. Each year about 2500 cases of bone sarcoma are diagnosed in the US and about 1300 people/year die from bone sarcoma.

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What are the chances of bone cancer nowadays?

Cancer affecting. Bones creates great confusion. The chance of "getting it nowadays" probably has not changed a whit, but primary bony tumors are rare as hen's teeth in the first place. Cancers that travel to, infest and destroy bones are quite common: the big 3 are lung, breast and prostate. Treatment is highly dependent on the primiary or secondary source issue. Read more...
More info needed. Please let us know what you mean by bone cancer. This is not a specific "entity". Primary cancers of the bone are rare (osteosarcomas, etc.). Cancers that arise elsewhere in the body and travel (metastasize) to bones are much more common. There are also bone marrow cancers, such as multiple myeloma and leukemia. These are more common than bone cancers. Read more...

Bone inside butt left right painful + lower back bone pain. What are my chances of bone cancer? 61yrs of age. Prostate cancer radition 2yrs ago. Psa. 35

Small but definite - Chance with your hx of prostate cancer. See your orthopod to get investigated. I am sure your oncologist must be following you if its only been 2 yrs since you had radiation. I am sure he (she) can also tell you. Prostate cancers are generally amenable to radiation treatments and pts do very well. So check with your rad, oncologist ; an orthopod, as early DX means early treatment. Good luck. Read more...

I would just like to know if I had sarcoma (bone cancer), it is now "gone" what would be the chances of getting any type of cancer again? And what cancers that could be?

Hypothetical. There are too many hypothetical issues in your question. There multiple types of bone cancer and some have genetic basis that may predispose to other cancers. It would be useful to discuss it with your doctor. Read more...

What are the chances of a 23yo female to have bone cancer on the side of her foot?

It depends on her Sy. Please tell us about the symptoms and more details of your/her medical history. Bone cancer is uncommon but can occur in your adults. Unless you have a swelling on your foot or progressive pain, it is unlikely to be the case. Read more...
Unlikely. Osteosarcomas or Ewing's sarcoma or even synovial sarcomas are rare diseases. There are genetic predispositions to these diseases, but the bone sarcomas commonly occur around the knee or the shoulder, but it doesn't have to be. I'd see a physician if this is giving you pain or other symptoms. Read more...

Is primary bone cancer rare. And what are the chances of a 22yr old female having blood clots?

Two questions. Out of a million people, about 25 will get a primary bone cancer in any particular year. This means it's common enough to consider if you have symptoms. I see you are on the oral contraceptive pill, which offers several health advantages. Your personal history -- especially if you're a smoker -- determines the risk of blood clots, which are uncommon but very dangerous. Read more...

Pain/aches around my knee area and rib. Scared I might have bone cancer! What are my chances of getting any type of cancer?

Stop worrying. Cancer is an uncommon illness especially in the younger years(< 50 years of age). So you should wait to worry! aches and pains like what you have, are common. Unless these get progressively worse, i would not worry but shift your attention to a more active life style like daily walks which will strengthen your muscles and joints . This might give you more energy and a positive attitude too. Read more...

I just started Forteo, osteoporosis and failed spinal fusion. Is there a greater chance of bone cancer fron PTH and MBPS interaction?

Don't worry. Forteo is excellent and not likely to cause anything but improved bone over a period of 2 years. Bone cancer is very unlikely simply based on Forteo but if you are still having substantial back pain please have your doctor follow up on other possible causes. Read more...
Please define MBPS. Hi. I think Forteo is the best thing there is for osteoporosis. However, the patient needs to be adequately assessed before starting it. Patients with primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism should not receive Forteo. Patients with a history of therapeutic radiation involving the skeleton should not be treated. Paget's patient's should not be treated. If you mean MBP, no known interaction. Read more...

My bone cancer cured 6 yrs ago with chemo and operation. And two yrs after lung metastasis operated. What is the chances of cancer in future?

Significant! With bone cancer, spread to the lungs is not good but there is still a significant chance for cure. The interval of 4 years between the primary tumor and the lung metastases is a good sign as is the current 2 years of being cancer-free. Close followup with your physicians is vital as additional lung nodules should be resected if they occur as there can be cures even after multiple tumors. Read more...
Depends. Could be as high as 50%. However, re operation can have excellent results. Read more...

My bone cancer cured 6 yrs ago with chemo and operation. And two yrs after lung metastasis operated...What is the chances of cancer in future?

High. I'm sorry to say that your chance of more cancer is high. I'm not sure if your first cancer was a bone sarcoma, or if that was metastasic from a first cancer. Either way, once you develop metastatic disease, cancer usually isn't curable. There are some exceptions, like testicular cancer. Ask your doctor for an honest prognosis. Read more...
Chances are good. While it is obviously difficult to tell, specifically, the greatest predictor of survival chance at time of recurrence is the length of time until recurrence. The greatest predictor of cure is the length of time without a recurrence. Your history is unusually good in both regards. I would not give up on medical school, yet. Read more...
Roughly 50/50. 5 year disease free survival is around 50%. If you have a recurrence, repeat surgery is often possible and successful. Read more...