Chondrosarcomas are bone tumors that occur primarily in the pelvis, thigh, or shoulder. It usually grows slowly. Doctors treat with surgery, proton and radiation therapy, and sometimes chemotherapy.
Chondrosarcoma is the 2nd most common type of bone cancer in adults. The disease usually affects persons between the ages of 40 and 60, more often than men.
In the early stages, chondrosarcoma does not cause any symptoms. Only after a while, there is pain and swelling at the site of mass growth.
If a doctor suspects bone cancer, they do x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. Imaging tests help determine the tumor's location, size, and metastases. Then the oncologist performs a biopsy - removes part of the tumor tissue, and examines it in the laboratory.
The treatment options depend on the size, location, and stage of the chondrosarcoma. The primary method is the surgical removal of the tumor. However, sometimes surgeons have to remove the formation along with part of the bone, then an implant or bone graft may be needed.
Oncologists prescribe radiation or proton therapy for inoperable chondrosarcoma or as an alternative to surgery. In addition, doctors sometimes give high-dose chemotherapy after the surgery.
Where can I get Chondrosarcoma treatment?
What are the best clinics for Chondrosarcoma treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Chondrosarcoma?
Prof. Dr. med Harald-Robert Bruch, MSc, PhD from Oncological and Haematological Praxis Clinic Bonn
Prof. Dr. med. Rudiger von Eisenhart-Rothe from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Bassermann from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Willy from Academic Hospital Bundeswehr Berlin
Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Hauschild from Park Clinic Weissensee Berlin