Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bone Tumor Evaluation

The evaluation of a bone tumor begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in a person with a bone tumor may include

  • Tenderness over a bone
  • Swelling over a bone
  • Difficulty walking:
    • If the tumor is in the leg
  • Deformed bone:
    • If a fracture has occurred

Testing is required to detect the presence, type and severity of a bone tumor.

Tests used to evaluate a bone tumor may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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