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Paget's disease of bone is a type of cancer?

No it is not cancer. Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic disorder that causes bones to grow larger and weaker than normal. This may cause the bones to break easily. It is characterized by excessive bone loss and rapid bone repair. The etiology of the paget's disease is unknown, but most believe it is due to virus. Read more...
No, a bone disease. This is a disease of bone also known as osseitis deformans. There is increased bone formation and destruction, and even increased bone mass, but the bone is not structurally stable. It starts to be seen in mid adulthood, and progresses. Patients may be asymptomatic. There is evidence that it is caused by a paramyxovirus that produces a slow virus infection with inflammation. Sarcomas 5-10%. Read more...
No . Paget's disease is a disorder of abnormal bone remodeling. We all lose and build none everyday. In paget's, there's more building than losing, but in an abnormal structure, which makes the bone unstable and prone to breaking. There is often a lot of blood flow to the areas involved and so it can be red and hot. Read more...

What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

None. While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? Read more...

Is myelofibrosis associated with paget's disease of bone?  

Fibrosis in both. Myelofibrosis occurs when the cells that develop into blood cells mutate. As cells replicate, the mutation spreads, and the ultimate effect is a reduced number of red blood cells. Read more: myelofibrosis disease | ehow.Com http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5208296_myelofibrosis-disease.Html#ixzz28kyigouf. Read more...

Are there alternative therapies for paget's disease of bone?

Probabably not. There no effective/curative therapies for paget's disease, conventional or otherwise. Read more...
PDOB. Bisphoshonates many times are used for pagets disease of the bones if it is symptomatic- pain etc, and /or if elevation of alkaline phosphatase/or serum calcium. It can relieve the pain and hopefully slow down the rapid turn over of the bone. Read more...

Paget's disease of bone have anything to do with the breast?

Pagets disease . Pagets disease of the bone has nothing to do with pagets disease of the breast. Read more...

How can Paget's disease of bone be treated?

See details. Mild cases may not require treatment. For the patients needing treatment, many of the meds used to treat osteoporosis will also treat pagets. I generally use Reclast (zoledronic acid) but there are other choices. Read more...