These doctors could include: An orthopedic surgeon: a doctor who uses surgery to treat bone and joint problems. An orthopedic oncologist: an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in treating cancer of the bones and joints. A radiation oncologist: a doctor who uses radiation to treat cancer.
Your treatment plan may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Palliative care will also be important to help relieve symptoms and side effects. For most patients, a diagnosis of metastatic cancer is very stressful and, at times, difficult to bear.
A fact sheet about the diagnosis and treatment of cancers that develop in the bones.
Secondary cancer can't usually be cured. But treatment can control it for some time and help to relieve symptoms. Read about the different treatments.