Chemotherapy is used to treat many types of metastatic cancer. We will reply by email or phone if you leave us your details. The x-ray machine used for this procedure is called a fluoroscope.
Surgery Surgery may be used to repair a broken bone caused by metastasis. When it is done on bones of the spine, it is called vertebroplasty. A physical exam allows your doctor to look for any signs of bone metastases. Bisphosphonates are most often given through a needle into a vein intravenously.
Sometimes only one area of bone is affected. There are 2 main types of bone marrow. It may be an option if there are several areas of bone metastases, and the cancer is likely to respond to chemotherapy. Side effects of surgery will depend mainly on the site of surgery and your overall health.