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A 33-year-old female asked:

My 10 yr old son has multiple hereditary osteochondroma (30 or more) from his father. father had the disease as well as chondrosarcoma/should i worry?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Be Careful: A person with hme has an increased risk of developing a rare form of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma as an adult. Problems may be had in later life and these could include weak bones and nerve damage. The reported rate of transformation ranges from as low as 0.57% to as high as 8.3% of people with hme.
Dr. Jenny Frances
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The key is to find a doctor you trust who is knowledgable with regards to MHE and commit to careful followup and surevillance. Most chondrosarcomas can be treated and cured if discovered early enough.
May 2, 2016

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