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Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma


Synonyms of Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Extraskeletal Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma


    General Discussion
    Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is an extremely rare, often aggressive form of cancer. It is a variant type of conventional chondrosarcoma. Conventional chondrosarcoma is a form of bone cancer that arises from cartilage cells. Cartilage is the specialized tissue that serves as a buffer or cushion at joints. Most of the skeleton of an embryo consists of cartilage, which is slowly converted into bone. Approximately two-thirds of cases of mesenchymal chondrosarcoma affect the bones, especially the spine, ribs or jaws. The remaining cases occur in areas of the body other than bone (extra-skeletal). Unlike conventional chondrosarcomas, mesenchymal chondrosarcomas occur with greater frequency in young adults. This form of cancer often spreads (metastasizes) to other areas of the body and can cause life-threatening complications.

    Organizations related to Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma
    • American Cancer Society, Inc.
      1599 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30329
      Phone #: 404-320-3333
      800 #: 800-227-2345
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.org
    • BeatSarcoma
      143 28th Street
      San Francisco CA 94131
      Phone #: 415-651-4473
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@beatsarcoma.org
      Home page: N/A
    • National Cancer Institute
      6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
      Bethesda MD 20892-8322
      Phone #: 301-435-3848
      800 #: 800-422-6237
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
    • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
      1010 Wayne Avenue
      Silver Spring MD 20910-5600
      Phone #: 301-650-9127
      800 #: 877-622-7937
      e-mail: infor@canceradvocacy.org
      Home page: http://
    • Rare Cancer Alliance
      1649 North Pacana Way
      Green Valley AZ 85614
      Phone #: 520-625-5495
      800 #: --
      e-mail: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
      Home page: http://www.rare-cancer.org
    • Sarcoma Alliance
      775 E. Blithedale #334
      Mill Valley CA 94941
      Phone #: 415-381-7236
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@sarcomaalliance.org
      Home page: http://www.sarcomaalliance.org
    • Sarcoma Foundation of America
      9884 Main Street
      Damascus MD 20872
      Phone #: 301-253-8687
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@curesarcoma.org
      Home page: http://www.curesarcoma.org



    For a Complete Report

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