Met in lung 6yrs after osteosarcoma


This is all very new to me...

My partner was diagnosed with osteosarcoma aged 19, and had 2 rounds of chemo and limb sparing surgery over 6yrs ago now. A few weeks ago in his routine, now yearly, chest x-ray, he was found to have a single tumor in his lung. We have been told he won't need chemo for this and it can be removed with surgery. 

There are many positives with this (single metastasis, they aim to 'cure') but it has come as a massive shock and I feel that the world has been pulled out from underneath me. As we had not met when he had his original tumour, I am finding this particularly hard. One of my biggest concerns is that it has been so long since his original tumour was removed, we had thought we thought we could relax and now it has left us wondering whether this is a one off or whether it could happen again in the future...

Has anyone else had metastases from bone cancer many years down the line? 

Thank you x

  • Hi and a warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to read that your partner has recently been told that his bone cancer has spread to his lung and it's natural to feel as you do.

    I had a different type of cancer, so don't have the experience you're looking for, but I noticed that your post hadn't had any replies yet. Responding to you will 'bump' it back to the top of the discussion list where it'll be more easily spotted.

    You might also like to join the carers only group which is a safe and supportive place to discuss your worries and emotions with others who have a loved one living with cancer. If this is something that you'd like to do, clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there where you can join and post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your partner's diagnosis and treatment so far into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.


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