Primary bone cancer

If you’re affected by primary bone cancer (bone sarcoma), you may have many questions about how it is diagnosed, treatment options, side effects and how to stay well. You can find trustworthy information about all aspects of your experience below.

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  • What type of bone cancer do I have?
  • What treatment do you recommend and why?
  • How can I find a specialist treatment centre?
  • What is the prognosis?
  • If I have surgery, what are the side effects?
  • Do I need an amputation?
  • If I have to travel for treatment, is there any government funding available to help with the cost?
  • Are there any clinical trials I could join?
  • If the cancer has spread outside the bone, what treatment options are available for me?
  • How often will I need check-ups after treatment?
  • If the cancer comes back, how will I know?

For information on cancer that has started in another part of the body and spread to the bone (bone metastases), see secondary bone cancer.

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