Bone sarcoma

A rare type of cancer that starts in the bone

It is also known as primary bone cancer

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

  • What are the 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.

  • How is bone sarcoma diagnosed? icon plus

    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.

  • 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:

    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 bone sarcoma specialists

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

Our locations

From complex cancer surgery to diagnostic tests and long term condition management, we provide exceptional oncology care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Contact our experienced cancer team

Any questions about our cancer services or treatment? We're happy to advise you or help you book an appointment in London, Birmingham or Manchester with a cancer specialist consultant.

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020 7079 4344
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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