Bone cancer is a general term for a variety of cancers that affect bones. Treatment options vary according to the type of cancer.
Four of the most common types of bone cancer are:
- Chondrosarcoma – cancer that develops in cartilage cells
- Ewing sarcoma – cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue
- Myeloma bone disease/multiple myeloma – a cancer that affects certain white blood cells called plasma. Myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and the outer layer of the bone.
- Osteosarcoma – a type of bone cancer that develops in the osteoblast cells that form the outer covering of bone