My stepfather has had an xray that shows a bone lesion - he has now had a chest xray and sees a specialist to be referred for a scan - what are they checking his chest for when the lesion is in his knee ? Is this likely to be bone cancer ?
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replied September 26th, 2009
If there is strong suspicion that this mass in his knee is a sarcoma, then evaluation of the chest may be considered, as these rare kinds of cancer are known to spread to the lung as the most common site of metastasis. (In most cases, I defer scans of the chest until a biopsy proves that the diagnosis is sarcoma.)

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