Bone metastases are a frequent and severe complication of advanced neoplastic disease. After the lungs and liver, bone is the most frequent site of metastasis. Many advanced cancers, such as lung cancer and prostate cancer in men as well as breast cancer in women, have a strong tropism for the bone. The pain related associated with bone metastases is a major cause of morbidity in cancer patients. Events related to bone metastasis include impaired quality of life (QoL), bone fractures, hypercalcemia, neurological deficits, and movement limitation.
|Title of host publication||Interventional Neuroradiology of the Spine: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Therapy|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||9788847027909, 9788847027893|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)