Cancer is when cells in the body split without control or order. These cells go on to form a growth or tumor. The term cancer refers to harmful growths. These growths attack nearby tissues. They also spread to other parts of the body. It’s not clear exactly what causes these problems. It’s likely a mix of genes and the environment.
Chondrosarcoma is more common in adults after aged 20-60 years old. Your chances are also higher for:
Enchondroma—harmless bone tumors mainly found in the hands
—too much cartilage or bone is found at the end of a growth plate
Ollier disease—causes a group of enchondromas
Maffucci syndrome—many endochondromas and other types of tumors
Chondrosarcoma may cause:
Large mass on a bone
Pressure around the mass
Worsens at night
Doesn’t get better with rest
Slowly worsens over time and may last for years
You will be asked about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. You may also need:
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