Stage IV bone cancer
Stage IV bone cancer is the most advanced form of the disease. In stage IV, the cancer has spread beyond the bone to other areas of the body. For bone cancer, staging also takes into account how abnormal the cells look under the microscope (the grade).
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) offers various treatment options for patients with advanced-stage bone cancer. We also provide supportive therapies designed to help ease symptoms often associated with advanced bone cancer, while improving your quality of life.
TNM categories of stage IV bone cancer
Stage IV bone cancer can be any Tor N, meaning the tumor may be any size and may have grown into the lymph nodes. The cancer may be categorized as stage IVA or IVB. For stage IVA, the cancer has also spread to the lung(s).
Stage IVB bone cancer means that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes or the tumor is of any size and grade and has spread to another organ besides the lung. Bone cancer experts typically classify bone cancer stages into localized and metastatic. Stage IV bone cancer is the same as metastatic cancer.
Common treatments for stage IV bone cancer: In stage IV bone cancer,surgery is often the recommended course of treatment.Radiation, chemotherapy and targeted therapies may also be recommended.
We also provide integrative oncology therapies designed to help ease pain and other side effects that may be associated with bone cancer, while improving your quality of life.