Table 2

Sites of relapse or metastasis

Site

Number

%


Local relapse

5

12

Bone*

17

41

Liver

4

10

Lung

34

81

Lymph nodes

8

19

Brain

1

2

Other sites

3

7


25 patients (60%) with at least 2 metastatic sites


* All patients with metastatic bone disease received bisphosphonate treatment (ibadronate or zoledronate). Eleven patients needed radiotherapy to the metastatic bone disease and three required an operation as well.

Kontovinis et al. BMC Cancer 2009 9:82   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-82

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