Bone Metastases

When cancer spreads from one area of the body to the bone, it is called bone metastases.
Bone Metastases: The Basics
Bone metastases, also called "bone mets," are deposits of cancers within the bone, which occurs when a cancer spreads from somewhere else in the body. Some cancers that are more likely to spread to the bone include breast, prostate, and lung cancer.
Bone Metastasis Treatment with Bisphosphonates
A look at bone metastases and medications used to treat them.

Use of Single-Fraction Radiation for Pain Found Rare in Elderly

Oct 9, 2013 - Although single-fraction radiotherapy has been shown to be effective for pain relief of bone metastases in patients with prostate cancer, only about 3 percent of elderly patients receive single-fraction compared with multiple-fraction radiotherapy, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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