Bone Pain In Metastatic Breast Cancer
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and this sentence is also very much familiar to everyone. Prevention is the most important step towards the safety and to practice it breast cancer screening is essential for every woman. It is also a fact that almost half of the women who get treatment for the breast cancer, this disease returns again. It can be return in the same area where it was before or some other part of the breast. This process of returning of the disease is called recurrence.

Metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer usually has 80 percent association with the bones. This can be very painful either. If some woman is feeling pain in case of breast cancer it can be because of the bones.

Doctor Michelle Shayne says, “When breast cancer infiltrates and destroys bone structure, it can be very painful. Pain relief is an important part of treating metastatic breast cancer and a major quality-of-life concern,"

Metastatic breast cancer affects

There can be several reactions in case of a breast cancer where bones are also involved in the process.

Pain

The destruction of cells related top bones use to cause this pain. These cells can also trigger the pain receptors in the breasts. In few of the cancer cases nerves are also involved in the cancer so this can also create the painful situation.

Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is the condition in which the bone cells can break down and after this they use to emit too much or increased amount of calcium. One can feel intense fatigue, loss of appetite, and even issues like constipation. When this situation becomes severe one may have issues like severe kidney damage and irregular heart rate, which is why breast cancer screening is very much essential to know about the disease in its early stage.

Pathologic fractures

After the breakdown of bone cells it is very much evident that eventually the bones will break down themselves. This breakage is called "pathologic fractures." they don’t only create pain but also can cause some disability in the patient.

Spinal cord and nerve density

Metastatic disease in the spinal bones can create pain that exudes down your arm or leg. The nerves of the spin are involved in this sort of cancer. One can feel the intense pain at night. Weakness, pain, and numbness are the most common symptoms of this type of breast cancer where the spinal cord is also involved because of its nerves.

Pain relief

Doctor Michelle Shayne says, “We have a lot of options for pain control. In most cases we are able to control bone pain with medications or radiation therapy. Occasionally surgery can be helpful. We can also send patients to pain management specialists who can use treatments like nerve blocks. In most cases we can find a way to control pain,”

One can be treated in several ways in order to get rid of the pain.

• Radiation therapy

• Surgery

• Pain medication


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