Bone metastases happen when a cancer in another part of the body gets into the bloodstream and travels to a bone. Nearly every type of cancer can spread to the bone, but the most common cancers that spread to bone are breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, and myeloma.
Radiation therapy is a treatment for cancer that is very commonly used to treat bone metastases, especially when they are causing pain or may lead to a fracture of the involved bone. The technology we use and the number of treatments depend on how many areas of cancer there are, the location of the bone metastases, and the size of each tumor.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with bone metastasis, click the link below to request a consultation with a Coastal Radiation Oncologist.