Does bone cancer spread quickly?

It can spread quickl. Primary malignancies of bone like osteosarcoma, ewing sarcoma and chondrosarcoma can metastasize most commonly to the lungs and other bones. However, the speed at which this happens truly depends on the underlying biologic aggresiveness of the individual cancer. It is hard nearly impossible to determine the speed of spread with our current understanding and tools available for evaluation.
Bone Ca. Can be primary, aclled osteo- or chondrosarcoma. Quite rare. Cancer originating in any organ can metastasize or 'spread' to bones, so it is by definition spread. Then there is myeloma, actually arising from the plasma cell in bone marrow, that causes 'punched out lesions' of bone. Sarcomas also spread to lungs.

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How do I know when will I know if the bone cancer has spread?

Monitoring by your D. Your doctor can monitor you for any recurrence. This is commonly done during routine follow up at each 3 to 4 months when your doctor will do a physical exam, some blood tests and also x-rays of your body. All of this together , will reveal your body to be either free of cancer or a recurrence of tumor if it were to relapse. This is what oncologists do routinely once you have had cancer. Read more...
Usually asymptomatic. Generally metastatic disease is asymptomatic without signs or symptoms and will be picked up on surveillance imaging. However, you could have pain at the site of disease spread, fevers, cough and other problems related to the cancer at the specific site or causing an inflammatory reaction in the body. Read more...

My grandmother had cancer in other areas and its been removed. She has cancer also in her bones, how fast does bone cancer spread?

Likely not from bone. From your question, it sounds like your grandmother has previously had cancer and it was treated. The cancer "also in her bones" is most likely the same cancer. Most likely what is there has spread (metastasized) from her primary site, i.e., the cancer you are talking about is already a product of "spread." While unlikely at her age she has a primary bone cancer, please clarify with her physician. Read more...

How bad is it when a person's bone cancer spreads to the lungs?

Cancer type? Many cancers spread (metastasize) to the lungs. Bone cancer is uncommon in adults. Primary cancers from one area (eg, lungs, breast, prostate) may spread to the bones and lungs, which is a more common scenario. Read more...

Could a double mastectomy help stop the spread of bone cancer?

No. I'm sorry, but removing the breasts won't change or affect bone cancer. Speak with your oncologist about what options you may have. Good luck. Read more...
No. True bone cancer has nothing to do with the breasts. If you mean breast cancer that has spread to the bone then the cancer has become stage IV and removing the breasts will not help at all and, in fact, the decrease in the immune system from surgery and the recovery period could even make things worse. Read more...

Can having a double mastectomy help stop the spread of bone cancer?

No. There is a misunderstanding of some sort here. Breast cancer can spread to the bone, and it may have arisen in someone with a genetic history that led them to have been offered a bilateral mastectomy earlier. Please clarify and someone on here will help. Read more...

How long can someone with lung cancer survive? If it's spread from bone cancer?

Lung cancer. Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient. Read more...
Depends. If it has spread from the bones to the lung, it is metastatic. Good survival rates have been seen with chemotherapy in conjunction with removing the lung metastases, if they are the only site of spread. Read more...

What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

Pain at the spot. Pain will ussually be at or close to the area where the metastasis is, especially if there is a fracture. An exeception would be injury to a nerve that may cause pain distant to the site of injury (for example pain that shoots down the leg in lower spinal nerve damage). Note that patients with multiple sites of bone mets may not hurt the same or at all in each spot. Best to you. Read more...
Prostate cancer. Prostate cancer that has spread often metastasizes to bones especially backbone. As part of evaluation for high grade prostate cancer, your urologist or oncologist may recommend bone scan to look for evidence of spread before you develop pain. If you're already having bone pain, regardless of site, go see your doc immediately. Good luck! Read more...