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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long will i live when the cancer has spread to the bone?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It can vary.: This depends on the kind of cancer you have. In some, like prostate cancer, or lung cancer, it can be a bad sign, with long term survival highly unlikely. But others, like some sarcomas, can have a high long term suvival, or even a cure (some soft tissue sarcomas).
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
More information: Please rephrase the question with information about the type of cancer you have, and how it has been treated so far.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How long can cancer in the bone take to spread?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of bone cancer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how long will a patient live when the cancer has spread to the bone?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on a some : Factors:1: it varies due to the type of the primary tumor, its location, where (besides the bone) has it spread to, eg, lungs or brain; how aggressive chemo/radiation therapy is given to him, his general condition, any other medical conditions he has; how he tolerates them? A cure is out of question, but with some cancers he may live a long time. Discuss it with your oncologist for a better idea.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long is someone with bone cancer expected to live?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Cancer that has: Metastasized to bones commonly indicates that the disease cannot be cured, but survival depnds more on the source of primary. Those from breast or prostate can be quite lone --years even, but lung, kidney, melanoma is quite short.
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