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Metastatic Bone Cancer (Metastatic Bone Disease)

What Is Metastatic Bone Disease?

Cancer that has spread from another site in the body to the bone is the most common form of “bone cancer.”

This is a common occurrence in advanced cancers.

Metastatic bone disease risk factors

Disease spread can happen from any kind of cancer, but is most common with cancers of the:

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Thyroid

Metastatic Bone Disease (Cancer) Symptoms

People with metastatic bone disease have pain with activities. This pain tends to get worse and affect sleep.

Some people can experience fractures.

Metastatic Bone Disease (Cancer) Treatment

Radiation, in addition to surgery, is the standard treatment for metastatic bone disease.

Orthopaedic treatment of metastatic bone disease does not focus on a cure.

Instead, goals of orthopaedic treatment are to:

  • Reduce or eliminate pain
  • Improve function
  • Maintain mobility and independence

Make an Appointment for Metastatic Bone Disease

To request an appointment with an orthopaedic expert at the musculoskeletal oncology program or learn about metastatic bone disease care:

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