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How much time for incurable breast cancer that has spread to the bones, the spine and lymph nodes which have caused edema in the arm?

Possibly long time. One of the sites of metastatic breast cancer that responds to newer chemo drugs is osseous involvement. All depend of course on hormone status of the tumor and whether it is triple negative or responds to herceptin/taxol. I now believe that what is in the nodes such as axilla stay in axilla and if not removed may cause the swelling of the arm. Age here is also a factor. Read more...

Are breast cancer and bone cancer related?

Sort of. Breast cancer can spread to the bones; this is called metastasis. This is the closest relationship. Read more...
Metastatic Disease. What makes any cancer "evil" is its ability to break away from its organ of origin and travel thru the body taking up residence in other organs; this secondary organ involvement is referred to as metastases. The bones are a common site of breast ca mets. Rx hinges upon chemotherapy to kill as many cancer cells as possible, supplemented by radiation therapy to control its growth (and symptoms). Read more...

Is there a link between high bone density and breast cancer?

Maybe. There appears to be a link between high bone density and the risk of breast cancer. The reasons for the association are not clear, but may be estrogen related. Please see this link: http://www.Breastcancer.Org/research-news/20080728. Read more...
No. Bone density is checked in order to look for low bone density which can result or be worsened by some of the hormonal therapies used for treating breast cancer. Read more...