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Get more information on treating bone cancer. You might have a combination of more than one type of treatment.

This section is about cancer that starts in your bone (primary bone cancer). If your cancer has spread into bone from another part of the body, it is called secondary bone cancer.

Decisions about your treatment

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need and the types of treatment you might have.


Surgery is one of the main treatments for bone cancer.


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer or cytotoxic drugs to destroy cancer cells


Radiotherapy uses high energy X-rays to treat cancer. It is a common treatment for bone cancer.

Biological therapy

Read about biological therapy for bone cancer, including possible side effects.

Follow up appointments

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for bone cancer.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jan 2015

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