Incidence and Distribution of Bone Metastases

  • R. Coleman
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In the Western world one in three people will develop a malignancy, and of these two-thirds can be expected ultimately to die of their cancer. Figures from 1980 for the European Community countries estimate 1 220 000 incident cases of cancer and 750 000 deaths. Death from cancer is usually due to the development of metastases, and the skeleton is the organ most frequently involved.


Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Skeletal Metastasis Tumour Embolus Metastatic Bone Disease 
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