Dr. Beauchamp shares his knowledge and explains if Breast Cancer Commonly Develops Into Bone Cancer.
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It’s a very common situation for me to see someone who has metastatic bone disease and in women, the most common cause is breast cancer. It can occur anywhere in the skeleton. Typically, it’s someone who presents with pain and in the course of investigating that, we can tell on a plain x-ray that there are some destructive processes occurring and typically, patients have a history of breast cancer in the past. Sometimes that’s the way patients present with breast cancer. They can have a breast mass that is, that they are not aware of and that they can have early spread of their breast cancer. Sometimes patients present with a fracture and we have to deal with the fact that patients have not only a broken bone, but they have it secondary to this process that’s occurring.