Questions about secondary bone cancer

Below are some questions about secondary bone cancer to ask your doctor to learn more about the disease, and your care and treatment options. If your doctor gives you answers that you don’t understand, ask for clarification.

  • 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 my prognosis? How long am I likely to live?
  • 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 we do if a bone breaks?
  • Are there any clinical trials or research studies I can join?
  • Can I access palliative care?

This information was last reviewed in June 2018
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