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how fast does bone cancer spread

A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
10 years experience Pathology
Likely not from bone: From your question, it sounds like your grandmother has previously had cancer and it was treated. The cancer "also in her bones" is most likely the sa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bone Ca: Can be primary, aclled osteo- or chondrosarcoma. Quite rare. Cancer originating in any organ can metastasize or 'spread' to bones, so it is by defini ... Read More
Dr. Noah Federman
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It can spread quickl: Primary malignancies of bone like osteosarcoma, ewing sarcoma and chondrosarcoma can metastasize most commonly to the lungs and other bones. However, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Monitoring by your D: Your doctor can monitor you for any recurrence. This is commonly done during routine follow up at each 3 to 4 months when your doctor will do a physic ... Read More
Dr. Noah Federman
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Usually asymptomatic: Generally metastatic disease is asymptomatic without signs or symptoms and will be picked up on surveillance imaging. However, you could have pain at ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer type?: Many cancers spread (metastasize) to the lungs. Bone cancer is uncommon in adults. Primary cancers from one area (eg, lungs, breast, prostate) may sp ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
No: I'm sorry, but removing the breasts won't change or affect bone cancer. Speak with your oncologist about what options you may have. Good luck.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: There is a misunderstanding of some sort here. Breast cancer can spread to the bone, and it may have arisen in someone with a genetic history that led ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on the cancer and it'd characteristics...What bone cancer are you talking about?
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Either primary or metastatic disease can do this. Vertebral column cancers need to be watched closely and any signs of impending paralysis is an oncol ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
24 years experience Podiatry
Bone Cancer Spread: The metastasis (spread) of primary tumors is confirmed by x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or biopsy. Unless there is a visible lump or skin lesion, we cannot tel ... Read More

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