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How does cancer affect the healing of a broken bone?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: A cancer can

Cause a bone to dissolve&break-lytic met, sometimes if the bone is aligned it does need orthopedic reinfoorcement with metal.
If the fx is unrelated to cancer, having it should not impair healing. Xrt is given to healing bony metastasis to aid in healing and pain.

In brief: A cancer can

Cause a bone to dissolve&break-lytic met, sometimes if the bone is aligned it does need orthopedic reinfoorcement with metal.
If the fx is unrelated to cancer, having it should not impair healing. Xrt is given to healing bony metastasis to aid in healing and pain.
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Dr. William A Biermann
There are drug such as Zometa and Xgeva that can make bones stronger and reduce fractures due to cancers
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