Dr. Kenyon Meadows here, board-certified radiation oncologist with
Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, and today’s video blog topic is bone metastases. When cancer spreads
from one part of the body to another, it's called a metastases, and
bone metastases is an incredibly common problem I see on a regular basis.
This condition can be associated with pain as well as carry a significantly
increased risk of bone fracture depending on the particular bone affected.
Fortunately, radiation therapy is very effective in achieving pain control
and in some instances, actually preventing a fracture thereby significantly
improving the patient's quality of life. A full course of treatment
can range from as little as three days and up to three weeks depending
on the size and location of the metastases.
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