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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Go ahead with ur query
User :   they have recently located a tumor at the end of my femur and i got my cat scan results but havent talked to doc.i am nervous and want oppion on what it is
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   30 male and coach football i can red results if you would like
Doctor :   What is the result of CAT scan result say?
Doctor :   Type the last impression
User :   Mildly expansile lytic mass of the distal metaphysis and epiphysis of the femur anterolaterally.The mass has a homogeneous internal matrix.The differential diagnosis includes chrondroblastoma,brown tumor if the patient has renal osteodystrophy,and less likely giant cell tumor,unicameral bone cyst,plasmocytoma(malingnent),and even less likely metastasis.just scaredof malignent.Any feed back wqould help of your thoughts
User :   my father died of brain cancer so i am worried about the malignent one of course
Doctor :   Here you need stop anticipatory fear
User :   whats that mean
Doctor :   First they do the biopsy of the tumor
Doctor :   If it is benign meaning not cancer it can removed
Doctor :   If it is malignant still they remove the tumor and apply radiation
User :   the mri results tend to also lead them to chrondoblastoma any thoughts on your end
User :   are you there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is benign tumor
User :   what in your opion is it
Doctor :   t can be surgically remove completely
Doctor :   there wont be any metastases
User :   with my age they tend to think it want be cancerous how about you
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   it wont be cancerous by age profile
Doctor :   but only histologyb will tell
User :   is the findings they read saying they think its chondrblastoma and second choice brown tumor etc,
Doctor :   CT will will only screening
Doctor :   we need biopsy
Doctor :   then only wec an tel;ll excactly
User :   are you a radiologist or familiar with this sort of thing
User :   i have pics i could send
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   the tretment depends on bipsy
User :   if its in my femur will they have to cut it off and i cant walk
Doctor :   DId I answer ur query
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