Bone Metastases and Skeletal-Related Events: Prevalence and Impact
Bone metastases occur in more than 1.5 million patients with cancer worldwide and are most commonly associated with cancers of the prostate, lung, and breast, with incidence rates as high as 90 percent of patients with metastatic disease.(v),(vi),(vii),(viii)
Approximately 50-70 percent of cancer patients with bone metastases will experience debilitating SREs.(ix),(x),(xi) Events considered to be SREs include fractures, spinal cord compression and severe bone pain that may require surgery or radiation.(xii) Such events can profoundly disrupt a patient's life and can cause disability and pain.(xiii),(xiv),(xv)
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