Bone cancer

You are here: 

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).

Stories

Dr Troy Harkness Finding new ways to treat drug-resistant cancers

Read more

Investing to reduce cancer burden

Icon - piggy bank

Last year CCS funded $40 million in cancer research, thanks to our donors. Discover how you can help reduce the burden of cancer.

Learn more