Bone Cancer


Treatment options for bone cancer depend on the type, size, location, and stage of the cancer, as well as the person’s age and general health.

Surgery is often the primary treatment for bone cancer. Although amputation of a limb is sometimes necessary, pre- or post-operative chemotherapy has made limb-sparing surgery possible in many bone cancer cases. When appropriate, surgeons avoid amputation by removing only the cancerous section of the bone and replacing it with an artificial device called a prosthesis.

Chemotherapy and radiation may also be used alone or in combination to treat bone cancer. Because of the tendency for Ewing’s sarcoma to metastasize rapidly, multidrug chemotherapy is often used, in addition to radiation therapy or surgery on the primary tumor.

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