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What is an Orthopedic Oncologist?

Primary bone cancer is a rare disease that can affect any bone in the human body, accounting for less than 0.2 percent of all cancers. When people are facing bone cancer, they will often see different doctors as they navigate tests, diagnoses, surgeries, and treatments including chemotherapy or radi...

Common Causes of Joint Pain

You may notice a stiffness or loss of mobility in your knees, hips or spine at first. The stiffness is usually worse when you first wake up and will slowly improve as the day goes on. Or you may feel tenderness and experience swelling in your smaller joints, like the fingers or at the base […...

Are You at Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis currently affects more than 2 million people in the United States. Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints, which can lead to pain, tenderness, and swelling. However, rheumatoid arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized as an autoimmune ...

Joint Degeneration: What Is It, Who Has It, and What Can You Do About It?

Joints are responsible for both movement and flexibility in the human body. Within the joints themselves, there are areas of cartilage that function as support for nearby bones, providing cushion and preventing the bones from grinding against each other. Joints bear a large percentage of one’s...

What are the Symptoms of Soft Tissue Tumors?

Soft tissue tumors are more common than bone tumors. These tumors can be found almost anywhere on the body: within and between the muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. The difficulty with soft tumors is there can be a wide variance in how they look and behave. Tumors of the soft or connecti...

What is Pediatric Hip Replacement?

When people think of hip replacements, they generally think of it as a surgical procedure appropriate for an adult or elderly patient. While it’s true, a great portion of hip replacement surgeries are performed on adults; degenerative hip joints, traumatic hip injuries and bone disease aren’t is...

What is the Difference Between Primary and Metastatic Bone Cancer?

With any form of cancer, an early diagnosis, followed by preventing it from spreading (metastasizing), is always a priority. Depending on the type of cancer and where it is located, tumors tend to be the most treatable when they are smaller and contained to one area, making it easier for surgical on...

Is Immunotherapy the Next Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment?

With a disease (or more accurately, group of diseases) as complex and constantly evolving as cancer, the term “cure” can be a little abstract and even misleading. While the goal is certainly to eliminate all or as much of any malignant cells as possible, a treatment that works on an adult suffer...

Four Types of Benign Bone Tumors

Learning of the presence of one or several tumors, especially in the bones, can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for anyone, even when the bone tumors turn out to be benign. As with any health concerns and conditions, understanding the difference between benign and malignant bone tumors,...

What You Need to Know About Melanoma

As the most serious and potentially fatal form of skin cancer, it is important to understand the warning signs and risk factors associated with malignant melanoma. Know the ABCs of Melanoma When diagnosed and treated in the early stages, melanoma can have as much as a 100% cure rate, according to th...

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