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Metastatic Carcinoma to Bone

About 27% of all cancer patients have some metastases at autopsy. Any carcinoma, lymphoma, or sarcoma may metastasize to bone, although those primary in certain organs do so much more frequently than others. Prostate, breast, lung, kidney, and thyroid are the most common carcinomas. Once in bone they may cause local destruction that is manifested […]

Metastatic Carcinoma

Metastatic tumor to the liver may be completely occult or may produce a clinical or laboratory picture compatible with hepatomegaly of unknown origin; normal liver with elevated ALP levels simulating bone disease; active cirrhosis; or obstructive jaundice. The liver is a frequent target for metastases, some of the most common primary sites being lung, breast, […]