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Metastasis to Bone: "BONErs Penetrate Ladies That Kiss Testicles"

- Breast and Prostate are most common
- Breast (Both blastic and lytic)
- Prostate (blastic)
- Lung (Lytic)
- Thyroid
- Kidneys
- Testes

*I just came up with that one tonight, pretty proud of myself! The next two are from First Aid:

Metastasis to Liver: "Cancer Sometimes Penetrates Benign Liver"
Colon > Stomach > Prostate > Breast > Lung

Metastasis to Brain: "Lots of Bad Stuff Kills Glia"
- Lung
- Breast
- Skin (melanoma)
- Kidney (RCC)
- GI
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Warning! Edit

The P in Metastasis to Liver should be Pancreas, not Prostate! Sorry about that.

Colon > Stomach > Pancreas > Breast > Lung
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Updates from FA 16

Mets to brain: Lung > Breast > Prostate > Melanoma > GIT
Mets to Liver : Colon > Stomach > Pancreas
Mets to Bone : Prostate > Breast > Lung > Thyroid > Kidney

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Osteoblastic (scerotic, ie. more bone)
1. Prostate
2. Hodgekins
3. Small cell lung cancer

My mnemonic : PHd Schloar! Gets more bone :P

Osteolytic
1. Multiple Myeloma
2. Melanoma
3. Renal cell cancer
4. Non small cell lung cancer
5. Non hodgekins lymphoma

My mnemonic : MMR = No No! (no bone gained by getting a shot)

Mixed
1. Breast
2. Butt (I mean, GUT) GIT
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