Coronavirus and cancer

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


Surgery is one of the main treatments for primary bone cancer. Find out about the different types of surgery, how to prepare for your operation and what to expect afterwards.


Read about when, where and how you have chemotherapy for primary bone cancer, and how to cope with the possible side effects.


Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Find out about planning radiotherapy for primary bone cancer, how you have treatment, and about the possible side effects.

Targeted cancer drugs

Read about a type of targeted cancer drug called mifamurtide for primary bone cancer and what the possible side effects are.

Follow up appointments

Find out about follow up appointments and the tests you might have after treatment for bone cancer.

Last reviewed: 
30 Nov 2017

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