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Historically, chondrosarcoma (cartilage cancer which can occur on any bone part) was treated by surgically removing large portions of cartilage and bone after which bone grafts and metal implants are frequently necessitated. Diagnosis of the cancer is often very difficult even using current tools such as magnetic resonance imaging, radiographs, x-rays, patient history, symptoms and pain level. Experts are now conducting a study to evaluate whether removing smaller portions of bone and cartilage and using chemical agents to destroy remaining cells may result in less deformity in the patient.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Deseret Morning News
About: Less deforming surgery may be just as effective in the treatment of chondrosarcoma
Date: 5 December 2004
Source: Deseret Morning News
Author: Lois M. Collins
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