Stages and grades of bone cancer

The stage of a bone cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. The grade means how abnormal the cells look under the microscope.

About staging and grading for bone cancer

The different staging systems for bone cancer, as well as the grading, help your doctor to decide on the best treatment for you.

TNM staging of bone cancer

The TNM staging system looks at the size of the tumour and whether it has spread to the lymph nodes and different parts of the body.

Last reviewed: 
10 Feb 2021
Next review due: 
12 Feb 2024
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