Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma

What is dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma? Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma is an aggressive type of cancer made up of tumour cells that resemble cartilage. The tumour is called ‘dedifferentiated’ because it develops from within a more well-differentiated type of cartilage cancer called conventional chondrosarcoma. What are the symptoms of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma? Symptoms of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma include pain and swelling …
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What is cartilage? Cartilage is a special ‘elastic’ type of tissue which means that can be bent or compressed (put under pressure) without breaking. Where is cartilage normally found? Cartilage is found throughout the body although most cartilage is found between bones where it helps form a cushion that protects the ends of the bones …
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What is an osteochondroma? Osteochondroma is the most common non-cancerous type of bone tumour. The name is made up of three parts that come from Greek words – “osteo-“meaning bone, “chondro-” meaning cartilage, and “-oma” which describes an abnormal growth. As the name suggests, the tumour is made up of both bone and cartilage. Osteochondromas …
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What is chondrosarcoma? Chondrosarcoma is a type of cancer made up of cartilage. This kind of tumour can start within a bone or any other part of the body where cartilage is normally found. The most common locations for this tumour are the spine and pelvis. Non-bone sites of origin include the larynx. Chondrosarcoma typically …
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