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How Is Bone Cancer Diagnosed?

Postby eachann » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:28 pm

How Is Bone Cancer Diagnosed?
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How Is Bone Cancer Diagnosed?

Postby beresford90 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:32 pm

Your health care provider may do one or more of the following

procedures to determine if you have bone cancer: Complete medical history Physical exam A blood test to measure alkaline phosphatase. This is an

enzyme found in the blood when children are growing,

when a broken bone is mending or when a disease or

tumor causes production of abnormal bone tissue Imaging tests such as x-rays, bone scans, CT scans, an

MRI, or an angiogram
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How Is Bone Cancer Diagnosed?

Postby Rolando » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:31 pm

I think they will take a biopsy of the bone marrow and test it for Osteocarcinoma, and that will decide when its malignant or benign.
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Re: How Is Bone Cancer Diagnosed?

Postby Irishbella » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:08 am

Usually you begin by seeing your family doctor (GP). They will examine you and arrange any tests or x-rays that may be necessary
Bone x-rays
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan
Bone sample (bone biopsy)

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