For 8 months now I have had knee pain. At first it was mild, but i got an X-ray done and the radiologist said that everything was clear but gave me a referral for physic, which i did for 3 months in attempt to strengthen my quad muscle... my physio therapist said that it was not working and he was not sure what was wrong with my knee. It has gotten much worst in the last few months. Also, there is a bump on the back of my one which he originally named a bakers cyst but now he says that he does not think that it is because i have complete range of motion in the knee.
SO my question is: how long would cancer of my knee have to be to appear on that original X-ray.. I'm just scared that maybe it was too early and small and that it was missed, and now it has gotten larger as my knee pain has gotten worst.
It ***** to have knee pain for so long!
It reminds me of my younger years , when I suffered from knee pain,
because of overuse (over-training to make the soccer team and then not enough recovery in between games).
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You do not have any possibility of cancer appearing on your knee.
For cancer diagnosis, you must meet many clinical criteria consistent with cancer symptomology and then only after a referral to an oncologist and a positive biopsy, the diagnosis can be confirmed.
Let me assure you that from what you posted here, at worse you have arthritis, meniscus tear (the C shaped cartilage in front of the knee acting as a shock absorber) , build up of joint fluid b/c of Baker's Cyst ( that could have dissipated on it's own, judging from what the physiotherapist said)
or something similar.
For arthritis-related issues, a Rheumatologist would be the type of doctor to consult and for specific knee issues, it would be an Orthopaedic doctor
or Orthopaedic surgeon ( optimally a knee specialist)
So if pain persists, I would seek a second opinion from a Rheumatologist
or Orthopaedic Doctor/ Knee specialist.
If you provide a more detailed history up to the onset of your knee problems, perhaps I will be able to offer you more relative advice.
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