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Chondrosarcoma Overview

What is chondrosarcoma?
A person with chondrosarcoma has a growth of abnormal cells in the bone that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. Chondrosarcoma is a rare cause of primary bone cancer. The cause of chondrosarcoma is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk.

What are the symptoms of chondrosarcoma?
The most common symptom of chondrosarcoma is a dull, deep, bone pain that is worse at night. Additional symptoms of chondrosarcoma may include bone swelling, joint stiffness, leg pain, knee pain, and a limp.

How does the doctor treat chondrosarcoma?
Treatment for chondrosarcoma may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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