12 Things to Know About Secondary Bone Cancer
How Cancer Spreads to the Bones

How Cancer Spreads to the Bones

Cancer doesn't always stay put. Sometimes, cells break away from the original cancer site and travel through the bloodstream or lymph vessels to another part of the body, a process called metastasis. If these cells lodge in a bone, they can start growing there, giving rise to secondary bone cancer.

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