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Sudden knee pain, swelling, pain on walking. MRI done, referred to orthopaedic specialist. Cancer?

My mum suddenly had knee pain and it swelled up. She had pain walking so had x ray which showed a large shadow on the outer leg just above the knee. After about a week her knee got better and she could walk again. She had an MRI and has now been referred to an orthopaedic hospital. I m really worried it could be cancer . Is there anything else it could be?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Dear michellewrench,
Good afternoon,
You did not mention the findings of MRI reports. Also it is difficult to comment without seeing the X-ray. By history it appears she may have have developed ligament injury or meniscal injury (a soft bone in joint).
It is very less likely to be a cancer.
Kindly go ahead with the treatment/ consultation by orthopedic surgeon.
Take care. I wish your mum a fast recovery & good health.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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