More on bone pain

More on bone pain

The most common situation in which surgery helps is when cancer has spread to a bone of the arm or leg (bone metastases) and the bone has been weakened by the tumor to the point of nearly or actually breaking.

If that type of pain cannot be relieved with a splint or a brace, surgery sometimes can stabilize the bone and thus relieve the pain.

Without such an actual or imminent break, pain from bone metastases (cancer which has spread to the bone) is usually relieved by medications and/or radiation.

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