Chondrosarcoma natural history
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Complications that can develop as a result of chondrosarcoma are metastasis and recurrence. The prognosis of chondrosarcoma correlates with the grade and stage of the lesion at the time of diagnosis. Chondrosarcoma is associated with a 5 year survival rate of 70%. The presence of grade 3 lesions are associated with a particularly poor prognosis.
Natural History, Complications, and Prognosis
- Chondrosarcoma may metastatize to other organs.
- Lung is the most common location for metastatic disease.
- Chondrosarcoma can rarely metastatize to skin.
- Chondrosarcoma may recur and may need treatment with surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
- Unlike other cancers, chondrosarcoma can return many years later.
- Follow up scans are extremely important for chondrosarcoma to make sure there has been no recurrence or metastasis.
- The prognosis of chondrosarcoma correlates with the grade and stage of the lesion at the time of diagnosis.
- Depending upon the subtype, prognosis vary substantially:
- Clear cell chondrosarcoma: 70% survival rate at 5 years.
- Myxoid chondrosarcoma: 70% survival rate at 5 years.
- Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma: < 50% survival rate at 5 years.
- Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma: 10% survival rate after 1 year.
- Prognosis varies with location:
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