Table 2.

Skeletal-related events for patients with breast cancer and bone metastases

EventsAll patientsBone only (n = 859)Bone and soft tissue (n = 243)Bone and visceral (n = 348)
Any pathological fracture296 (34%)128 (53%)91 (34%)77 (22%)
Vertebral fractures173 (20%)79 (33%)47 (18%)47 (14%)
Long bone fractures102 (12%)42 (17%)37 (14%)23 (7%)
Fractures at other sites108 (13%)37 (15%)40 (15%)31 (9%)
Hypercalcemia162 (19%)62 (25%)44 (16%)56 (16%)
Spinal cord compression64 (8%)36 (15%)15 (6%)13 (4%)
  • NOTE: Data adapted from ref. 9 and presented as a table.