Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a malignancy (a cancerous tumor) that resides in the bone and destroys healthy bone tissue.  Malignant tumors that begin in the bone are called primary bone cancer and are very rare accounting for less than 1 percent of all cancers. Many times, when a cancer is found in another part of the body (such as the breast) it can metastasize and spread to the bone.  Primary bone cancer is far less common than cancer that has spread to the bone.  Most primary bone cancers are sarcomas that will arise from soft tissue or cartilage. Surgery is the most common treatment for bone cancer.

For more information about bone cancer, click here:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/bone