Radiotherapy for bone cancer

Radiotherapy is not a routine treatment for all types of bone cancer, but it can be an important part of treatment for Ewing sarcoma.

This section is about radiotherapy for 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.

Radiotherapy treatment for bone cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer. You don't routinely have radiotherapy for all types of bone cancer.

Planning radiotherapy for bone cancer

The radiotherapy team plan your radiotherapy before you start your treatment for primary cancer. 

Having radiotherapy treatment for bone cancer

You have radiotherapy in the radiotherapy department of the hospital.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Radiotherapy for primary bone cancer has side effects, but knowing what to expect can help you to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
22 Mar 2021
Next review due: 
22 Mar 2024
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