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Living with bone cancer

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer.

This page 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 metastatic or secondary bone cancer.


There are things you can do and people who can help you to cope with a diagnosis of bone cancer.

Life after bone surgery

Knowing what to expect from life after surgery for bone cancer can help you to cope better.

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Resources and support

There are organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with bone cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
06 Apr 2021
Next review due: 
05 Apr 2024
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

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