Understanding primary bone cancer

Understanding primary bone cancer

Booklet
Published: 31 Mar 2019
Next review: 30 Sep 2021
Edition: 11
Understanding primary bone cancer

A booklet explaining primary bone cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosing, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials.

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Published: 31 Mar 2019
Next review: 30 Sep 2021
Edition: 11

A booklet explaining primary bone cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosing, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials.

About this booklet

This information is about primary bone cancer. We hope it answers some of your questions and helps you deal with some of the feelings you may have.

Primary bone cancer is a cancer that starts in a bone. It is different from secondary bone cancer. Secondary bone cancer is a cancer that started somewhere else in the body and has spread to the bones. Secondary bone cancer is much more common than primary bone cancer. Your doctor will tell you whether your cancer is a primary or secondary bone cancer.

View our online information about primary bone cancer.

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