If bone cancer spreads
Cancer cells can spread from the bone to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.
Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If bone cancer spreads, it can spread to:
- the lungs – the most common place where bone cancer spreads
- the brain
- other bones
Bone cancer does not often spread to the lymph nodes around the tumour (regional lymph nodes).
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
Funding world-class research
Cancer affects all Canadians but together we can reduce the burden by investing in research and prevention efforts. Learn about the impact of our funded research.