Apr 27, 2006 - 9:44 pm
I just came from an othopaedic doctor who told me I have a pathological fracture in my tibia (sp?)(leg bone). In any case, he is sending me to a another orthopaedic who also specializes musculoskeletal oncology. The first doctor said he doesn't know exactly why I had the pathological fracture, and said it could be anything from a cyst to bone cancer. I read on a web site that you can usually tell from an x-ray if it is bone cancer. So my question is this; Is my primary orthopaedic doctor not telling me the whole story until I go to specialist? I have an MRI tomorrow and see the specialist in a couple of weeks. I was pretty much blindsided by this today so it wasn't until I started reading about this on the computer that I thought of this question. Thanks.