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Bone cancer treatment

Depending on the type and stage of your cancer, you may need more than one type of treatment. Doctors on your cancer treatment team may include: An orthopedic surgeon: a doctor who uses surgery to treat bone and joint problems

Bone Cancer Symptoms and Signs


Bone pain, swelling, fractures, and other possible signs of bone cancer should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. Advances in medical research have made it possible for doctors to catch many types of cancers in their

What are the risk factors for bone cancer?

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk

How is bone cancer staged?

Staging is a process that tells the doctor how widespread a cancer may be. It will show whether the cancer has spread and how far. The treatment and prognosis (outlook) for bone cancers depend, to a large extent, on the

How is bone cancer diagnosed?

A patient’s symptoms, physical exam, and results of imaging tests, and blood tests may suggest that bone cancer is present. But in most cases, doctors must confirm this suspicion by examining a tissue or cell sample under a microscope (a

What is bone cancer?


Bone cancer starts in the bone. Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. Normal