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Patients with bone metastases need better care

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1547
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Surgeons have called for better care for women who develop bone metastases after breast cancer; many of these women suffer from excruciating pain, fractures, and even paralysis because of delayed diagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

    In guidelines to be published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology in February next year, the British Association of Surgical Oncologists calls for a designated orthopaedic surgeon to be present in each cancer unit across the country to offer an opinion on diagnosis …

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