Paget Disease (cont.)
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Due to the small risk of malignant transformation (formation of bone tumors) associated with Paget's disease, patients should see their physicians periodically throughout their lives.
Paget's Disease Prevention
No measures are currently known to prevent Paget's disease.
Paget's Disease Prognosis
For most people, medical treatment of Paget's disease can effectively control symptoms, and patients can remain pain free. A small portion of patients can develop more severe symptoms as stated above, including deafness, congestive heart failure, fractures, arthritis, and development of bone tumors (sarcomas). These complications are rare. Most patients remain symptom free and pain free with treatment of the Paget's disease.
For More Information
The Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
Mythili Seetharaman, MD
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