Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk In Lazarus' Footsteps With Bone Cement, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment Study

Published: Mar 10, 2009

EurekAlert! -- SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 9, 2009)—Osteoplasty—a highly effective minimally invasive procedure to treat the painful effects of metastatic bone disease by injecting bone cement to support weakened bones—provides immediate and substantial pain relief, often presenting individuals who are suffering terribly with the miraculous so-called "Lazarus effect," according to researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting. Interventional radiologists often couple osteoplasty with heat or cold treatments to kill tumor nerves, if needed.

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