Dr. Beauchamp explains if breast cancer can develop into bone cancer.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor and by definition, malignant means that it can spread to other parts of the body, and that can include anything, but it has a particular predilection, or tendency, to spread to bones. So, if it were to spread, the most likely location would be to bones. It can be anywhere in the skeleton, and typically that is manifested by pain.
About Dr. Beauchamp, M.D.:
Dr. Christopher P. Beauchamp, M.D., is an orthopedic surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He focuses specifically on musculoskeletal oncology, adult reconstructive orthopedics, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and infected, failed joint arthroplasty.