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Are bone metastases visible on an X-ray?

Are bone metastases visible on an X-ray?

14th July 2021 The most common site of secondary breast cancer is the bone. While breast cancer can metastasise to any bone, the most commonly affected areas are the: spine ribs skull pelvis upper bones of the arms and legs. Bone metastases may be picked up on a plain...

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5 tips to treat infection and lymphoedema

5 tips to treat infection and lymphoedema

9th July 2021 Lymphoedema may affect one or more limbs and corresponding quadrants of the trunk, face, breast and genitals. GatewayC’s 'Managing Physical Effects' course provides guidance on how to treat infection and lymphoedema. This includes guidance on: Dosage of...

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Persistent bone pain and myeloma

Persistent bone pain and myeloma

25th June 2021 Patients often visit healthcare professionals several times prior to the diagnosis of myeloma. This is mainly due to presenting symptoms being vague or overlapping with other conditions. Patients with myeloma can experience persistent bone pain –...

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Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding

7th May 2021 Potential pitfall: Rectal bleeding is a key symptom of colorectal cancer, but there are also a number of other benign causes. Tumours often bleed intermittently, so careful history taking is vital if other concerning symptoms are present. Helpful hint:...

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