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.

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Are breast cancer and bone cancer related?

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

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

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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?

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Mother had breast cancer in stage 3 8 years agoand now has a secondary bone cancer, said dr. It at an early stage and take the risk and give them only?

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