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Surgery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for bone cancer. Surgery for primary bone cancer is a very specialised treatment. You have your operation at a specialist centre.

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.

Types of surgery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for primary bone cancers. Get more information on the different types.

Limb sparing surgery

Get more information on how you have limb sparing surgery for bone cancer.

Surgery to remove a limb (amputation)

Find out how you have surgery to remove a limb (amputation) for primary bone cancer.

Surgery if cancer has spread

You might have surgery to remove bone cancer that has spread to the lungs. Get more information on what happens.

Preparing for surgery

Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel after your bone surgery, possible problems after surgery and your follow up appointments.

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