Bone Metastasis

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Understanding Bone Metastasis

For more details on treatment options – including some that may not be addressed in this document – the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are good sources of information.

The NCCN develops guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. The NCCN does not have a specific treatment guideline for bone metastasis. But bone metastasis is discussed as part of several guidelines on various cancer types, and in some of the supportive care guidelines. These are available on the NCCN Web site (

The NCI provides treatment guidelines via its cancer information center (1-800-4-CANCER) and its Web site (

Last Medical Review: 05/03/2012
Last Revised: 05/03/2012