Approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer. Fortunately, death rates from breast cancer are currently on the decline, due to improved recognition, prevention, and treatment. It is important, however, for women to recognize not only the primary complications of breast cancer but also the possibility of secondary complications, such as tumor metastases.
Metastases refers to cancer that has left the primary tumor and spread to other regions of the body. The bones are a common place for cancer to travel and spread. Symptoms of bone metastases can include bone pain and fractures. The pain tends to worsen at night and improves with movement. Anemia is another possible complication of bone metastases, since bone marrow produces red blood cells.
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