chest wall cancer

Last reviewed 01/2018

Neoplasms of the chest wall may be benign or malignant. They may be primary or metastatic, or may be the result of direct invasion of the chest wall from either a bronchogenic or a breast neoplasm. They may be in the sternum, the ribs or the diaphragm. They are not uncommon. Primary tumours in the chest account for abour 8% of all intrinsic bone tumours.