Primary bone cancer is a rare type of cancer that starts in the bones, unlike secondary bone cancer which spreads to the bones from another part of the body. Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma are the most common types of primary bone cancer in young people. Osteosarcoma is most common, affecting teenagers and young adults more than any other age group, and is most commonly found in the lower thigh, the shin bone and the upper arm. Ewing’s sarcoma is also most commonly found in teenagers and usually starts in the pelvis, thigh or shin.

The following sites provide useful further information about primary bone cancer and the support available.



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