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How Would A Doctor Test For Bone Cancer?

Postby Duriel » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:39 am

In my novel, my protagonist was diagnosed with bone cancer. I already researched the symptoms for it and all that jazz, but I'm stuck on how to word the doctor testing her for bone cancer. How do doctors generally test for cancer, but more specifically, bone cancer?





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How Would A Doctor Test For Bone Cancer?

Postby Daric » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:22 am

Nuclear bone scan and biopsy to confirm.
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How Would A Doctor Test For Bone Cancer?

Postby Gerrald » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:09 pm

There's more than 1 type of bone cancer. I was referred for more tests after they saw my xrays.
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Re: How Would A Doctor Test For Bone Cancer?

Postby Irishbella » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:48 pm

The bone specialist will ask you about your medical history and symptoms. You will have an examination – your doctor will feel the bone that is painful or swollen. If you have already had an X-ray of the abnormal area of bone, the specialist will look at the X-ray. Your doctor may also suggest that you have an MRI scan. If the X-rays or MRI scan show abnormal areas of bone your specialist may ask you to have a bone biopsy.

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