What is the chance of recovery?

Overall, the chance of recovery (prognosis) for bone cancers has improved significantly since the development of modern chemotherapy.

The chance of recovery will depend on a variety of influences; if the cancer has spread, the type of bone cancer, the size of the tumor, location, the person's general health and other individual factors. Also important is how much of the main tumor can be removed/destroyed by surgery and/or radiotherapy, and how the tumor responds to chemotherapy.