Cancer that starts in your bone (primary bone cancer) can cause symptoms. Find out about these and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist, and the tests you might have for bone cancer.

Types of bone cancer

There are different types of cancer that start in the bone, including Ewing's sarcoma and osteosarcoma.

Stages and grades

The stage tells you about the size of the cancer and whether it has spread. The grade of a cancer tells you how much the cancer cells look like normal cells. 


Get more information on treating bone cancer. You might have a combination of more than one type of treatment.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Living with bone cancer

Read about life after surgery for primary bone cancer, and how getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer. Also find details of other organisations that can help.

Risks and causes

Find out about the risk factors of bone cancer.


Find out about survival for bone cancer.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jan 2015

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