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Category: Bone mets

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Landmark clinical study shows MRgFUS effective for bone mets pain.

A Landmark Study on Palliation of Bone Mets PainWhen a primary cancer such as cancer of the breast, prostate or lung spreads to the bone (bone mets), treatment strategies become complex. In today’s world of oncology, better systemic chemotherapies can add months and even years to a patient’s life; in addition, local cancer control of […] KEEP READING

Understanding cartilage increases awareness of its importance.

What You Should Know About CartilageOne of the most fascinating components of the human body is cartilage, an incredibly versatile material. Trying to describe cartilage is like the six blind men who try to figure out what an elephant is: “The elephant is like a pillar,” said the man who touched his leg. “Oh no! […] KEEP READING

Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many […] KEEP READING

Osteoporosis Drugs Counteract Bone Metastasis

“The discovery and development of the bisphosphonates … is a paradigm of a successful journey from ‘bench to bedside’.”i Bisphosphonates are a class of drugs most commonly used to strengthen thinning bones (low bone mass) in older people. During aging, the normal balance of healthy bone maintenance (re-absorbing old bone and building new bone) may […] CONTINUE

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2 Proven Ways to Detect Bone Metastases Early

The most common cancers that spread (metastasize) to skeletal locations are breast, prostate and lung cancers. Today, there are new treatment protocols that can effectively manage bone metastasis, alleviate pain, and increase survival time. However, early detection is essential in order to plan an optimum course of treatment. Until the last decade, most cases of […] CONTINUE

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7 Approaches to Managing Bone Mets Pain

Patients who have advanced breast, prostate or lung cancer become especially worried that tumor cells will spread to the bone (bone metastasis, or simply bone mets). Pain from bone mets can range from mild to extremely severe. In addition to increased risk for painful fractures, bones are rich in nerves that transmit pain messages to […] CONTINUE

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4 Ablation Approaches to Treat Painful Bone Metastasis

“These are the days of miracle and wonder…” sang Paul Simon in his song “The Boy in the Bubble.” When it comes to treating painful tumors that have spread to the bone from their primary location (breast, prostate, lung, etc.) the clinical world has entered a new age in medicine. Bone is the third most […] CONTINUE

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Biomarkers: New Heroes in the Earliest Detection of Breast Cancer Bone Mets

Detection devices provide early warnings First responders are people who are professionally trained for the earliest intervention in emergency situations. They are found in such jobs as police, firefighters, drug agents, homeland security, animal wardens, armed forces and National Guard, etc. Sometimes, the emergency is catastrophe that creates a potentially deadly environment, e.g. a gas […] CONTINUE

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Will My Breast Cancer Spread to My Bones?

A diagnosis of breast cancer triggers a cascade of worries. “Am I going to die?” is surely the most terrifying. A close second for many patients is fear of pain, particularly if cancer metastasizes (spreads) to the bones. Bone mets can cause agonizing pain in several ways. A sudden break in a weakened bone can […] CONTINUE

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Clinical trials test radioimmunotherapy to treat PCa bone mets.

Clinical Trials Test Radioimmunotherapy for Prostate Cancer Bone Mets Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of bone mets (spread to the bone), along with breast and lung cancer. However, prostate cancer (PCa) has a unique property that allows a new form of targeted tumor destruction called radioimmunotherapy (radiation + an immune system […] CONTINUE

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Weight bearing exercise may reduce bone mets.

Weight Bearing Exercise May Help Curb Metastatic Bone Tumors Human bone is like a bank vault holding a fortune in gold – except the “gold” is actually precious growth factors that pay a vital role in bone health. These growth factors are the target of greedy cancer cells that have broken away from their primary […] CONTINUE

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Breast Cancer Bone Mets Affects the Whole Family

Everyone’s heart goes out to a woman diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. At this point, the cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs, including bones, lung, liver, brain and skin. Naturally, the patient herself is the main focus of concern for those who love her. However, cancer is […] CONTINUE

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MRI offers excellence in detecting bone mets.

MRI or Bone Scintigraphy: Which is Best? What comes to mind when you hear “nuclear”? Some people might think of a nuclear family. Others might think of nuclear energy. For most people, nuclear medicine will hardly be the first expression to pop into their heads. Yet nuclear medicine – which is not yet even 100 […] CONTINUE

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