What is secondary bone cancer?

Secondary bone cancer is when a cancer has spread to the bones from where it first started. It is also called bone secondaries or bone metastases. 

Treatment for secondary bone cancer

The aim of treatment is usually to control the cancer and your symptoms. It can also prevent problems developing. Treatments include hormone therapy, radiotherapy, bisphosphonates and chemotherapy.

Last reviewed: 
21 Jul 2023
Next review due: 
21 Jul 2026