Metastatic Bone Cancer: How it Occurs and Treatment Options

Dr. Richard Schmidt discusses metastatic bone cancer, which can develop when primary cancer spreads through the blood stream to the bone.

An orthopedic oncologist, Dr. Richard Schmidt discusses metastatic bone cancer, which can develop when primary cancer spreads through the blood stream to the bone. He talks about how it occurs and common signs to look out for, such as pain.

Dr. Schmidt says he tells his patients who develop metastatic bone cancer to put the situation in perspective: “I have many patients with breast cancer to bone that I have been literally treating for the last 20 years and they still do very well,” he says.

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