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Bone sarcoma

Bone sarcoma

A rare type of cancer that starts in the bone. It is also known as primary bone cancer

About

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 icon plus

    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.

  • Diagnosis icon plus

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

    • blood tests
    • scans such as X-ray, CT, MRI, bone scans and PET CT
    • biopsy

    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.

  • Treatment options icon plus

    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:

    • surgery
    • radiotherapy
    • chemotherapy

    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.

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

Our experienced consultant oncologists specialise in the early detection and latest treatments for all cancers including prostate, breast and blood.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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