Bone sarcoma


It is also known as primary bone cancer

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What is bone sarcoma?

Bone sarcoma can affect any bone in the body but most commonly affects the legs. There are four common types, which are called chondrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewing’s sarcoma and chordoma.

At HCA UK we work with expert multidisciplinary teams to treat bone sarcoma and have partnered with two of the UK's most recognised specialist sarcoma centres at University College Hospital in London and The Christie in Manchester.

Need to know

Symptoms of bone sarcoma may include:

  • bone pain or tenderness that may increase with exercise or feel worse during the night
  • a lump or swelling around the affected area of bone
  • restricted movement

If the tumour is near a joint it may cause restricted movement of the whole limb or tingling and numbness of the limb, a high temperature, tiredness, hot sweats and weight loss.

These symptoms may be related to a number of more common non-cancerous conditions. However, if you experience any of these symptoms it is important to see your GP so that a referral and diagnosis can be made as quickly as possible.

We offer a number of investigations and tests to confirm a diagnosis of bone sarcoma, including:

If you are diagnosed with bone sarcoma you will have access to specialist multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) and internationally renowned bone sarcoma experts and be treated in recognised specialist sarcoma centres.

Your consultant will talk you through your diagnosis and treatment options in detail, helping you to make an informed decision about your care. Treatment options may include:

At HCA UK you will be looked after by a multidisciplinary team, including expert consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and supportive therapists, including psychologists who can help you with your emotional wellbeing.

Our locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
University College Hospital Private Care

University College Hospital Private Care

Grafton Way Building, 1 Grafton Way WC1E 6AG London
Private Care at Guy's

Private Care at Guy's

London Bridge Hospital Private Care at Guy's SE1 9RT London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.