Treating

Find out about how primary bone cancer is treated, and get information to help you make decisions about your treatment.

  • Making treatment decisions

    Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

  • Surgery

    Surgery involves removing all or part of the cancer with an operation. Surgery is one of the main treatments for bone cancer.

  • Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat cancer.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat many different types of cancer. It is most commonly given as an injection into a vein or as tablets or capsules.

  • Clinical trials

    Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

  • If the cancer comes back

    If the cancer comes back, you may have surgery to remove it. If it cannot be cured, treatment may be given to help control the cancer.