Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

What are bone cancers?

There are four main types of bone cancer. Some of these cancers affect the outer layer of the bone, while others affect the inner soft tissues. Although bone cancers can occur in both adults and children, certain types are more prevalent in children.

The exact causes of this bone disease varies, but many theories and associations have suggested certain factors increase an individual’s risk.

Types of bone cancer

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Myeloma
  • Osteosarcoma