Bone Tumours – Information, Treatment & Support
What are bone tumours? Primary cancer in the bones is a fairly rare type of cancer. It mainly occurs in adolescents and young adults.
- There are 3 main types of bone cancers.
- Bone cancer is fairly rare.
- Bone cancer is most often found in young people.
There are over 200 bones in our bodies. Bones have a number of important functions – including holding us up! They also protect our vital organs and produce minerals and nutrients that we need.
Primary bone cancer
Primary cancer in the bones is a fairly rare type of cancer. It mainly occurs in adolescents and young adults. This is thought to be because of rapid bone growth during adolescence. There are 3 main types of bone cancers:
- Ewing’s sarcoma
There are some other, less common primary bone cancers:
- Spindle cell sarcoma
The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain. Other symptoms may vary depending on the location and size of the cancer. The main treatment for bone cancer is surgery, however depending on the type of bone cancer, treatment may include chemotherapy or radiotherapy.