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Bone metastasis

When a cancer spreads away from its original tumor it is said to metastasize and form secondary tumors.When this happens in bone these secondary tumors are called bone metastasis. These are formed by cancer cells breaking away from the original tumor and spreading via the blood or lymph system to distant parts. Prostate cancer, lung cancer, ovarian, bowel and breast cancer all have a tendency to spread to bone.
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