Originally Posted by susanm555
I was just diagnosed this past week with a knee tumor about 3 centimeters large which is in a bone towards the back of the knee. I have knee pain, limited movement and am on crutches because of it. Could this have happened due to a previous fall, how do you get a tumor in that location, and what will the orthopedist oncologist due for me when I see them this week? I am truly scared and does that mean I have more tumors elsewhere?
Hi and welcome to healthboards!!
For most of your questions it varies on the type of tumor. For example, there are a number of different types of tumors some are benign (noncancerous) such as cysts and others are malignant (cancerous) such as a form of sarcoma. No this does not necessarily mean you have other tumors elsewhere. I would recommend that you read through some of the other posts. I have recently posted on tumors in my knee but I currently don't know details either. My GP is getting me referred to a specialist probably an orthopedic surgeon that is also and orthopedic oncologist but my situation is a little complicated because I have already had cancer 4 times including in the same leg.
Hope you find these boards as helpful as a number of us have and good luck with everything! If you have more questions please continue to post a number of us including me check the boards almost everyday.