To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with bone cancer, we can provide the information you need, from understanding the cancer itself, to choosing the right treatment, to finding support.
Primary bone cancer is cancer that starts in your bones. It is different from secondary bone cancer. If you're not sure what the difference is or how it affects you, call our helpline on 1 800 200 700.
Your bones are rigid tissues that make up your skeleton. They help you to move and support and protect the organs in your body. They also store minerals and make red and white blood cells in your bone marrow. As an adult, you have over 260 bones of different shapes and sizes.
Primary bone cancer is a very rare cancer. There are only a small number of cases diagnosed each year.
For booklets and factsheets, including information about cancer types, treatments, side-effects, emotional effects, financial information and more. Visit our publications section.
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Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm