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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Pain: Pain is by far the most common symptom. Less commonly, a fracture may be the cause for discovery and rarer still paralysis from spinal cord compressio ... Read More
Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Bone mets: Pain, psa over 20, positive bone scan...

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Pain etc: Bony mets can cause bony pain ( depending on the location), fractures, spinal cord compression resulting in significant nerve deficits on extremitie ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray,bone scan: Sometimes bone metastases (bone mets) are found before they have a chance to cause any symptoms. When you are found to have cancer, your doctor may or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
True: Bone mets can be painful but aren't always. Bone mets can lead to sre -- skeletal related events -- such as pain, fractures, or need for radation/surg ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: From asymptomatic to symptomatic. Bone metastases can cause a wide range of symptoms that can impair the quality of life or shorten survival. Direct ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Dissemination/spread: of a cancer from its site of origin to a bone or multiple bones. This usually occurs due to cancer cells seeding distant locations via the bloodstream ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends on the underlying cancer, progression vs. Response to therapy, age, performance status, and other issues. Bone mets can be treated with bis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone mets: Bone metastases is spreading cancer to the bone-from a primary cancer that is located outside the bone. Cancers like breast ca, lung cancer, prostate ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
26 years experience Radiology
Yes: If the bone metastasis is not eating through the bone or causing fracture, it may not be painful. There are patients with painless bone metastasis.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Not great: X-RAYs are relatively insensitive in the detection of early or small metastatic lesions. Although CT scans are superior, CT scanning is relatively ins ... Read More
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