How is chondrosarcoma treated?
Healthcare providers typically use surgery to treat chondrosarcoma. Your healthcare provider will talk to you about your treatment options, including surgery that might require removing a limb. Here are some options your provider might recommend:
- Surgery: You might have limb-salvage or limb-sparing surgery. Your surgeon removes your cancer and some surrounding normal tissue but leaves your limb intact. Sometimes limb salvaging surgery isn’t possible. In that case, your surgeon removes the cancer and all or part of your limb.
- Bone grafts: Your surgeon might use real or artificial bone grafts to repair or rebuild affected bones.
- Sometimes, repeat surgery is needed if all of the cancer cells were not removed the first time around.