Bone metastases

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What is bone metastases?

Bone metastases, or metastatic bone disease, is a class of cancer metastases that results from primary tumor invasion to bone. The bone is a common site of metastasis for a number of different cancers including lung, breast, prostate, kidney, thyroid cancers, multiple myeloma among others.

Common symptoms reported by people with bone metastases

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bone metastases

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prolia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
bone metastases (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
5
Tried for
bone metastases (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
bone metastases (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibrance)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
bone metastases (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zometa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
bone metastases (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Arimidex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bone metastases (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bone metastases (1)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bone metastases (1)

Data from patients with bone metastases, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bone metastases

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prolia)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (5 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
bone metastases (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (4 evaluations)
Side effects
back pain fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bone metastases (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue hair loss 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
bone metastases (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibrance)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hot flashes at night
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bone metastases (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zometa)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fever/chills flu like symptoms 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
bone metastases (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Arimidex)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bone metastases (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (1 evaluation)
Side effects
double vision (diplopia) swelling in legs, feet and ankles 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bone metastases (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone metastases (1 evaluation)
Side effects
feeling of heart pounding overwhelming fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bone metastases (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bone metastases, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bone metastases on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 6
40s 17
50s 36
60s 40
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 11
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 98

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 55
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from bone metastases patients who have completed their condition history
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