Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service

Primary bone tumours

This page gives you information about primary bone tumours and their treatment.

Primary bone tumours arise in the bones, and although these tumours are rare the most common types are:

  • osteosarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • chondrosarcoma. 


There is a range of treatments for primary bone tumours, depending on the tumour and the patient.

Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma are treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. 

Radiotherapy often forms a part of treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma. 

Chondrosarcoma is usually treated with surgery alone. 

More information

You can find more information in our bone and soft tissue tumour service webpages.

You can get more information about primary bone tumours and their treatment at:

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