Other treatments if surgery is not possible

Occasionally it’s not possible to remove a bone tumour using surgery. This is more likely to happen if the tumour is in:

  • a bone deep within the body, such as the pelvis
  • a bone that can’t be easily removed without causing serious disability, such as a bone in the spine.

In these situations, other treatments will be used instead, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

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Who might I meet?

A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.