6. Primary tumors arising from the bone and cartilage
Primary tumors arising from the bone and cartilage may be removed by a surgical operation done by a specialized orthopedic oncologist surgeon. Orthopedists prefer surgical excision rather than chemotherapy or radiotherapy for patients who are early diagnosed with bone malignancy.
Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor followed by chondrosarcoma (cartilage tumor).almost all Benign bone tumors as osteochondromas are recommended to be excised otherwise it may turn malignant and spread to other organs.
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