What is chondrosarcoma?

Also known as: chondrosarcoma cancer

Chondrosarcoma is a form of cancer that can develop in the bones and soft tissues of the body, usually in people over 20 years of age. Mostly they begin in the cells in the joints that produce cartilage. There are a number of microscopic subtypes.

Common areas where chondrosarcomas grow are:

  • the bones of the arm
  • shoulder
  • knee
  • pelvis
  • thigh.
However, they can occur in any bone. Many are slow growing though some can be more aggressive.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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