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Bone cancer treatment options vary based on:
  • The type of bone cancer
  • The bone cancer stage
  • Where the tumor is found and the size of the tumor
  • The patient's age and general health.
In general, treatments can include:
Patients should work with their doctors to develop a treatment plan that meets their medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.
(Click Bone Cancer Treatment for more information about treatment options for the condition.)

Prognosis for Bone Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimated that 2,570 people (1,480 men and 1,090 women) would be diagnosed with bone cancer and that 1,210 men and women would die of it in 2005.
The prognosis for bone cancer will depend on:
  • The size, location, and type of bone cancer
  • The bone cancer stage (how far the cancer has spread)
  • How long the patient has had symptoms
  • How much of the cancer is taken out by surgery and/or killed by chemotherapy
  • The patient's age, blood, and other test results
  • The patient's general health.
(Click Bone Cancer Prognosis for more information about factors that affect the prognosis for this disease.)
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