Bone Metastasis From Breast Cancer

The bone is a common site of metastasis from breast cancer.

Below are 2 x-ray pictures of metastasis to the mid and distal femur (middle and lower part of the thigh bone).  Look at the lytic lesions (dark or black color) inside the bones.

bone_mets_xray_distal_femur_breast_right_16jun30  (2)A

bone_mets_xray_distal_femur_breast_right_16jun30  (1)

 

Recommended Readings:

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-treatment

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-metastasis/basics/treatment/con-20035450

http://www.webmd.com/cancer/treating-bone-metastasis-breast-cancer

ROJ@16jul2

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