Could anastrozole 1mg tablets for breast cancer also help in preventing bone cancer in women?

Prevents breast ca. Hello, anastrozole is excellent in helping to keep breast cancer from coming back. When breast cancer returns it is usually to either the bones (most commonly), the liver, or the lungs (and other organs). Anastrozole is effective at preventing breast cancer from recurring in all of these places (and others). Bone cancer (like osteosarcoma) is very rare and not related to breast cancer good luck.

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My 81y aunt found out that she has bone cancer and reoccurring breast cancer. What can I do for her?

Oncology consult. . The most qualified physician to be consulted will be a medical oncologist. If she doesn't have one, request a referral from her primary physician. Her bone cancer can be secondary to breast cancer or a primary cancer. She needs more work up and possibly additional oncologic treatment. She may need additional breast surgery as well as possibly radiation therapy. An oncologist can guide her thru. Read more...
Bone mets. Breast cancer with bone mets needs a systemic therapy that is chemotherapy or endocrine therapy if tumor is er positive or Herceptin if her2+, for bone mets treatment is zometa or xgeva (denosumab) or radiation if any pain in bones. Read more...

Breast cancer stage3 I have occassional pain on my waist it occurs a liittle bit and then it fades. Is it a sign of bone cancer im 47 yrs old?

Not bone Ca. In stage 3 cancer of breast, distant mets have not occurred. The symptoms may be related to GI problems secondary to meds being given for the disease. In bone Ca the mets are well defined and rarely subside especially if area palpated. Best way to evaluate distant mets to reclassify stage of disease is by PET/CAT. 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...

Mama was 8 years ago to have breast cancer, but now in the bones, doctors thought it secondary bone cancer, but it turns out that he has nothing to do?

Get consult. There is never "nothing to do" in a cancer patient. I am going to assume that hormonal therapy and Herceptin (trastuzumab) are not options in your mother's case. Now this becomes a problem for the pain management team and for hospice, who can help your mother spend her time with comfort and dignity. Spend time with her as you are able. Best wishes. Read more...
Hmm. It's common for breast cancer to spread to the bones even decades later. This is especially true if the breast cancer was positive for the estrogen receptor (er positive). In these cases, we usually give patients an estrogen-blocking pill to treat the cancer. We also give a drug that hardens the bones (zolendronate). Ask your doctor why your mother isn't being given those treatments. Read more...