Bone cancer begins when cells in your bones grow out of control. These cells often form tumors. Some tumors are benign, non-cancerous. Others are malignant cancer, potentially spreading to other parts of the body.
Benign bone tumors include mostly non-threatening types usually curable through surgery. These non-cancerous tumors include:
Cancerous bone tumors include many subtypes, including:
Treatment for bone cancer depends on your cancer’s type and stage. Sometimes more than one type of treatment is recommended for best results. Your bone cancer treatment team includes a variety of professionals dedicated to helping you make the best treatment decisions for your cancer, including:
Treatment options for bone cancer often include:
Caring professionals help you understand your treatment options and choose the right treatments for your bone cancer. Be sure you ask questions to gain full understanding of your options before making these decisions.
Many people choose to under traditional medical treatments, such as those above, also incorporating some complementary methods into their treatment period. Complementary methods are procedures or therapies not indicated to help heal cancer alone, but those giving you greater strength, helping you heal and keeping you feeling as good as possible during your medical treatments. Complementary methods include acupuncture, vitamins, herbs, special diets and massage.