Bone Cancer

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Treating Bone Cancer TOPICS

How is bone cancer treated?

This information represents the views of the doctors and nurses serving on the American Cancer Society's Cancer Information Database Editorial Board. These views are based on their interpretation of studies published in medical journals, as well as their own professional experience.
The treatment information in this document is not official policy of the Society and is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your cancer care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.
Your doctor may have reasons for suggesting a treatment plan different from these general treatment options. Don't hesitate to ask him or her questions about your treatment options.

General treatment information

The main types of treatment for bone cancer are:

Often, more than one type of treatment is used. For information about some of the most common approaches used based on the extent of the disease, see the section “Treating specific bone cancers.”

Last Medical Review: 11/29/2012
Last Revised: 06/13/2013