Category Archives: Chondrosarcoma Stories

Chondrosarcoma survivors share their experiences with diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond. THERE IS HOPE!

Crystal’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the radius Date of Diagnosis: January 2009 Age at diagnosis: 34 Diagnosis & Treatment: I am an LPN working in a nursing home. In December 2008 I started pushing my med cart and noticed sharp pains in my … Continue reading

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Janine’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the distal tibia Age at Diagnosis: 42 Year of Diagnosis: 1995 Diagnosis: During 1993 I bought a small trampoline for use at home. I’d read it was good exercise and was keen to keep fit. I started to … Continue reading

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James’ Story

I suffered a pathological fracture to the left distal humerus in April of 2008, with no prior signs or symptoms. Diagnosis was confirmed by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology as a De-Differentiated Chondrosarcoma. I was 42 years old at … Continue reading

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Dick’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the scapula Date of Diagnosis: June 2008 Age at Diagnosis: 43 Location: South Carolina Surgeon: Dr. Bryan Moon Diagnosis: I hurt my shoulder in the spring of 2006 playing basketball with my daughter. I went to the orthopedic … Continue reading

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Maria’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the pelvis Age at Diagnosis: 38 Date of Diagnosis: 2007 Location: Saratoga Springs, New York Hospital: Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Surgeon: Dr. John Abraham Diagnosis: I pulled a groin muscle coming off my horse in the … Continue reading

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Jeanna’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the chest wall Age at Diagnosis: 32 Date of Diagnosis: 2007 Hospital: University of California Irvine Team: Dr. Huang and Dr. Abolhoda Diagnosis: I innocently went to wipe something off my shirt one day when I felt a … Continue reading

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Mary Ann’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the cervical spine Age at Diagnosis: 42 Date of Diagnosis: 1999 Location: Michigan Hospital: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Team: Dr. Chandranath Sen Diagnosis: I first saw a doctor for pain in my neck. An MRI revealed a tumor. I … Continue reading

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