- What is metastasis?
- What are the key statistics about bone metastases?
- What are the risk factors for bone metastases?
- Do we know why cancers metastasize to bones?
- Can bone metastases be prevented?
- Signs and symptoms of bone metastases
- How are bone metastases diagnosed?
- How are bone metastases treated?
- Systemic treatments for bone metastases
- Local treatments for bone metastases
- Pain medicines for bone metastases
- Clinical trials for bone metastases
- Complementary and alternative therapies for bone metastases
- Treating problems caused by bone metastases
- More treatment information about bone metastases
- What should you ask your doctor about bone metastases?
- Other things to consider
- Additional resources for bone metastases
- References: Bone Metastases
Additional resources for bone metastases
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Dealing with diagnosis
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
Advanced Cancer (also in Spanish)
More on cancer treatment
Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know (also in Spanish)
A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Tumor Markers (also in Spanish)
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
Insurance and financial issues
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
If cancer progresses
Nearing the End of Life (also in Spanish)
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at www.cancer.org/cancer/bookstoreto find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Their “Cancer Information Service” offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area
Toll-free number: 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)
Provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer and their loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved through phone counseling and online support groups; also offers a wide variety of cancer information as well as specialized programs and workshops
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/07/2014
Last Revised: 02/17/2014