TALK WITH THE DOCTOR ABOUT THE RISK OF BONE METS
Bone metastases are especially common in breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, and kidney cancer.1 If you are caring for someone who has one of
these types of cancers, it's important to be informed about bone health so you can be proactive. What you learn about bone metastases today can make a
difference in the journey ahead.
Because bone mets are common with certain types of cancer, be sure to ask the doctor about the risk of bone mets for your family member or
friend. Early discussion about bone mets with your doctor is important so steps can be taken to prevent serious bone problems.1 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