When breast cancer spreads, one of the first sites it often goes to is bone.
Bone metastases, like other types of metastases, are often treated with systemic treatments, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy (if your cancer is estrogen or progesterone receptor-positive), targeted therapies, and bone-strengthening drugs. Radiation may also be used to treat certain metastatic sites.
The articles below discuss the symptoms and diagnosis of bone metastases and review treatment options.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Bone Metastases
- Breastcancer.org: Bone Metastasis: Symptoms and Diagnosis
- Cancer Support Community: When Cancer Spreads to the Bone
- Mayo Clinic: Bone Metastasis: Diagnosis and Treatment
- NPJ Breast Cancer: MBC Patients with Bone-Only Metastases
- Susan G. Komen: Bone Metastases And Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen: Metastatic Breast Cancer in the Bone: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Susan G. Komen: Metastatic Breast Cancer in the Bone: Bone Protection
Treatment Options For Bone Metastases
- American Cancer Society: Treating Bone Metastases
- National Cancer Institute: Radiation Therapy to Control Pain From Bone Metastases
- Breastcancer.org: Bone Metastases: Local Treatments
- Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: Current Concepts in Bone Metastasis (Science Heavy)