This information has been written for patients, their families and friends and the general public to help them understand more about primary bone cancer and how it is diagnosed and treated.

For a downloadable source of this information, please view our 'Downloadable Information Materials' page to view all of our fact sheets and our 'Overview of the Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment'.

Cancer cells can separate from a tumour elsewhere in the body and spread to the bones. This is called secondary bone cancer and its management can be very different to primary bone cancer; please see our information section on secondary bone cancer for more information.

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Version 2 produced September 2016
Information will be reviewed in 2019

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