Surgery alone is not usually enough treatment for patients with some bone cancers, particularly osteosarcoma.. In addition, chemotherapy is often useful for treating cancer that has visibly spread at the time of diagnosis. Fast-growing types of bone cancer are often treated with chemotherapy before surgery.
For all adult bone cancers combined, the 5-year survival rate is about 70 percent. However, this varies by cancer type and stage. For osteosarcomas and Ewing sarcomas that are still in the area where they started (localized), the 5-year survival rate is about 60 to 80 percent.
Treatment for bone cancer depends on the type of bone cancer you have, how far it has spread and your general health. The main treatments are surgery, .