Unfortunately cancer is extremely common in the population and the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 50%. Reassuringly there have been large improvements in the medical management of cancer and fortunately patients are living longer with their diagnoses.
There is evidence that this has been poorly managed in the past. The new guidance from the British Orthopaedic Association is that this should be discussed in a multidisciplinary meeting and certain cases should be referred to a specialist unit.
In my role in the NHS as a bone cancer surgeon I am able to provide expert advice and surgical treatment for all types of metastatic bone cancer in all parts of the skeleton.
If you have metastatic bone cancer and would like advice on treatment or implementation of surgery for to control symptoms then I will be to discuss the options in detail during our consultation.
Please see the resources page for more information on metastatic bone disease.