Chondrosarcoma care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo physicians discuss proposed surgical approach. Physician collaboration

Mayo Clinic doctors examine a 3-D model of a person's pelvis to determine the best surgical approach.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Cancer surgeons who specialize in bone and soft tissue tumors (orthopedic oncologists) lead the care team for most people with chondrosarcomas. Medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, rehabilitation specialists and neurosurgeons may come together to form a multidisciplinary team to care for those with chondrosarcoma.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic pathologists are experts at diagnosing rare tumors, including chondrosarcoma. Because chondrosarcomas are uncommon, specially trained pathologists with experience diagnosing this type of cancer are essential to obtaining a correct diagnosis.

Chondrosarcoma tumors can grow to be quite large, particularly in the pelvis, so Mayo Clinic surgeons often utilize 3-D models of the tumor and nearby structures to help determine in advance the best way to approach tumor removal.

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. People who seek care at Mayo Clinic have access to a wide variety of options, including experimental treatments.

Colorful 3D model of tumor in pelvis 3D model of tumor in pelvis

A 3-D model shows how a chondrosarcoma tumor (purple mass) is intertwined with the bones, blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis.

Nationally recognized expertise

Because chondrosarcoma is so uncommon, not all doctors are experienced in treating this form of cancer. Mayo Clinic maintains a dedicated sarcoma team that treats chondrosarcoma and related conditions. Over the decades, Mayo Clinic has treated more than 1,000 people with chondrosarcoma.

Mayo Clinic's long history and experience in treating chondrosarcoma is important because subtle differences must be recognized to make the right diagnosis and recommend and execute the best treatment.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

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Expertise and rankings

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A Mayo Clinic surgeon explains treatment options to a patient.

Because chondrosarcoma is uncommon, not all doctors are experienced in treating this form of cancer. Mayo Clinic maintains a dedicated sarcoma team that treats chondrosarcoma and related conditions. Over the decades, Mayo Clinic has treated more than 1,000 people with chondrosarcoma.

Mayo Clinic's long history and experience in treating chondrosarcoma is important when dealing with a rare disease in which subtle differences must be recognized to make the right diagnosis and recommend and execute the best treatment.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

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March 10, 2018