Imagine you’re a patient with cancer encouraged by a string of successful treatments. You’ve overcome setback after setback and finally feel some measure of control over your disease. Now imagine discovering that your cancer has spread to a bone in your rib, or your leg, or your hip, weakening the bone to the point that it needs radiation therapy or, worse, that it breaks without warning. All your positive momentum fighting cancer halts right in its tracks. Such serious bone problems are a real threat when cancer spreads to bone, but today’s leading medicines can help protect appropriate patients.1,2
- American Cancer Society. Bone metastasis. American Cancer Society Web site. http://www.cancer.org/bone-metastasis-pdf. Revised February 17, 2014. Accessed February 12, 2016.
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