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Bone Cancer

Cancer may form in the bone or spread to the bone from another site in the body. When cancer starts in bone tissue, it is called primary bone cancer. When cancer cells travel to the bone from another site in the body, it is called secondary or metastatic cancer to the bone.

Diagnosing the various forms of bone cancer requires advanced imaging procedures. We have the latest in radiology technology, including CT, MRI, PET and other equipment necessary for performing bone scans. 

At UVA, you'll find clinical trials and advanced care for a range of bone cancers. Treatment depends on the type, stage, and location of the cancer, and your overall health. Treatment options include:

  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Myeloblative therapy with stem cell support
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery
Conditions We Treat
  • Giant cell tumor 
  • Chordoma