Secondary bone cancer

If you’re affected by secondary bone cancer (bone metastases), 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.

Secondary bone cancer factsheet
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  • Which bones has the cancer spread to?
  • What treatment do you recommend and why?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • If I don’t have treatment, what can I expect?
  • What is the expected outcome of this cancer?
  • How will I know if the treatment is working?
  • Can I do my normal activities while having this treatment?
  • Will I have a lot of bone pain? What will be done about this?
  • What can I do to prevent broken bones?
  • What will you do if a bone breaks?
  • Are there any clinical trials or research studies I can join?
  • How can I access palliative care?

For information on cancer that has started in the bone (bone sarcoma), see primary bone cancer.

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