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Category: Bone mets

Facet Pain

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

If you have bone mets, peer support can bring comfort.

One of the most discouraging aspects of being diagnosed with cancer that has spread to the bone (bone metastasis or bone mets) is feeling alone. Whether the news comes as a shock because your doctor believed “we got it all out” or you were initially diagnosed with Stage !V disease and therefore expected cancer spread, […] CONTINUE

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Bone Mets Can Change the Basic Structure of Bones

Cancer that originates in an organ like the breast, prostate, lung etc. can spread when tumor cells break away and enter the blood stream or lymph system. It is not easy for breakaway cells to survive the body’s defenses and implant elsewhere. However, if they implant in bone, it is called bone mets (short for […] CONTINUE

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Bone Mets Are Not the Same as Primary Bone Cancer

The Difference Between Primary Bone Cancer and Bone Mets Trying to understand how cancers that spread to the bone (bone mets) are different from primary bone cancer can be confusing. Let’s start with the concept of primary cancer. Primary cancer refers to where a cancerous tumor first begins. If it originates in the breast, it […] CONTINUE

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Bone Mets Nutrition

Nutrition can help bone mets treatment by supporting bone health

Three Important Nutrition Tips for Bone Mets Patients For Stage IV cancer patients, the news that their cancer has metastasized (spread) to the bone can be extremely disheartening. The journey with metastatic cancer requires constant renewal of determination, courage and hope. Metastatic bone cancer, commonly called bone mets, can create new feelings of discouragement and […] CONTINUE

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