What is Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma of Bone?
Clear cell chondrosarcoma of bone is a rare type of cancer that arises from the cartilage cells of the bone. It is a slow-growing tumour and has the least tendency to spread to other parts of the body. It usually comes from the long bones of the arms, legs, spinal cord bones, and hip bones. It also has a recurring tendency.
Clear cell chondrosarcoma of the bone is a rare type of cancer, accounting for less than 2% of all types of chondrosarcomas. It is more common in males as compared to females. It is usually develops in the fifth decade of life.
There is no well-known cause, however, certain hereditary and genetic mutations are considered responsible for the development of clear cell chondrosarcoma of bone.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are;
- In most cases, dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma is painful
- Pain at the site of the tumour
- Pain with or without any major pathological changes
- Inflammation or swelling at the site of the tumour
- Burning or tingling sensation at the affected part
- The tumour is more likely to become metastatic
Definite diagnostic tests to diagnose are
- Tumour biopsy and histopathology
- Cytogenetic study of the specimen
- Radiological techniques like CT scan, MRI, USG, and X-ray are also recommended for locating the size and site of the tumour.
Currently, surgical resection of part of the tumour, together with the removal of some healthy tissue in the surroundings and preservation of the affected limb, remains the preferred treatment option. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the treatment options for tumours that spread to distant parts of the body and are not confined to their site of origin.
What Support can we Give for Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma of Bone?
Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma of Bone is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma of Bone, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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