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Radiation can be used.
A bone scan or PET scan can then be done to see if the bone met spots are still 'hot' and alive, or if they are cold and dead.
Bisphosphonate bone medicines can be used to prevent the met from spreading and decrease the risk of fracture and new bone mets. Are you getting these (eg. Zometa).
So lots of things can be done.
But surgery is not usually done when you have distant mets. How many mets do
you have? Why did the doctor think surgery was still on the table? That
would be great.
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