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Living with secondary bone cancer

People diagnosed with secondary bone cancer can feel well and have long periods of time without symptoms. However, after finding out that you have advanced cancer, you may feel a range of emotions. At times, you may feel overcome by fear, anxiety, sadness, depression or anger.

The uncertainty of living with secondary bone cancer can leave you feeling emotionally up and down. Your doctor, nurses, a social worker or counsellor can help you and your family find ways to cope with how you’re feeling.

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This information was last reviewed July 2020 by the following expert content reviewers: Dr Craig Lewis, Conjoint Associate Professor UNSW, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW; Dr Katherine Allsopp, Staff Specialist, Palliative Medicine, Westmead Hospital, NSW; Michael Coulson, Consumer; Caitriona Nienaber, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council WA; David Phelps, Consumer; Juliane Samara, Nurse Practitioner Specialist Palliative Care, Clare Holland House, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT; A/Prof Robert Smee, Radiation Oncologist, Nelune Cancer Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW.