Cancer types

Secondary bone cancer (bone metastasis)

Secondary bone cancer is cancer which has not started in the bone but has spread from somewhere else in the body (they may also be called bone metastasis or bone mets).

Secondary bone cancer is treated very differently to primary bone cancer where the cancer has started in the bone.

You will find some general information about secondary bone cancer below, however for more detailed information you should look under the cancer type of your original cancer. For example if you have breast cancer that has spread to your bones you should look under breast cancer.     Return to cancer types list .

If you have been affected by cancer in some way and would like to talk to someone about what you have read or need help finding information - you are welcome to drop into any Maggie’s Centre or to visit Maggie’s Online Centre and talk with a cancer support specialist.