When solid tumor cancer spreads, it often goes to bone. Tumors that result from cancer spreading to the bone are
called bone metastases or"bone mets." 1
Find out about the serious bone problems that bone mets can cause.
When cancer spreads from the original tumor to the bone, those tumors are called bone mets. Bone mets are especially common in advanced metastatic breast, prostate, lung, and other solid tumor cancers.1
Bone mets can weaken the bone, leading to serious bone problems. Serious bone problems are defined as broken bones (fractures), a need for surgery to prevent or repair broken bones, a need for radiation treatments to the bone, or pressure on the spinal cord (spinal cord compression).2
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