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A 33-year-old male asked:

Father got diagnosed with stage 2b bone cancer. doc said he cant tell if it spread how come? whats the survival rate. says the primary is in bone

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Dr. Kevin Jefferson
Podiatry 27 years experience
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 tell if there are any other tumors. Stage 2 is relatively early, and therefore treatable. Survival rate depends on the type of tumor, not just the tissue where it is found, as well as the amount of metastasis.
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Last updated Feb 23, 2019

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