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Father got Diagnosed with stage 2b Bone cancer. Doc said he can’t tell if it spread how come? What’s the survival rate. Says the primary is in bone

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In brief: Bone Cancer Spread

The metastasis (spread) of primary tumors is confirmed by x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or biopsy.
Unless there is a visible lump or skin lesion, we cannot tell if there are any other tumors. Stage 2 is relatively early, and therefore treatable. Survival rate depends on the type of tumor, not just the tissue where it is found, as well as the amount of metastasis.

In brief: Bone Cancer Spread

The metastasis (spread) of primary tumors is confirmed by x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or biopsy.
Unless there is a visible lump or skin lesion, we cannot tell if there are any other tumors. Stage 2 is relatively early, and therefore treatable. Survival rate depends on the type of tumor, not just the tissue where it is found, as well as the amount of metastasis.
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