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Bone cancer

Men and women discussing bone cancer

All about primary bone cancer, which is cancer that starts in bone. The most common type is osteosarcoma.  Information about symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose primary cancer of the bone, treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and current research. Living with bone cancer covers coping with your diagnosis and managing after surgery.

If you have cancer that has spread to your bones from somewhere else, this is not the right section for you. We have information on secondary bone cancer that will be more suitable.

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You can also find bone cancer organisations providing help and support, a reading list and see where this information comes from.

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Updated: 2 July 2015