History: 60 year old male with lung cancer.
This patient had metastatic lung cancer to the bones. Bone metastases are classified as either blastic or lytic:
Lytic bone metastases occur in the following cancers: renal, lung, breast, thyroid, melanoma, chordoma, paraganglioma, GI tract, urothelial, ovarian, melanoma, chordoma, and paraganglioma.
Blastic bone metastases occur in the following cancers: prostate, breast, carcinoid, lung, GI, bladder, nasopharynx, and pancreas.
As you can see in the image above, lung cancer can produce both blastic and lytic metastases.
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