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Osteochondroma type of cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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By definition a solitary osteochondroma is benign, not cancer.
However osteochondromas can be multiple benign tumors of cartilage, called osteochondromas, projecting from bone, most often from near the ends of long bones. In a small proportion of cases, an osteochondroma may become malignant. Also known as multiple exostoses. The condition can be hereditary, in which case it is called hereditary.

In brief: See below

By definition a solitary osteochondroma is benign, not cancer.
However osteochondromas can be multiple benign tumors of cartilage, called osteochondromas, projecting from bone, most often from near the ends of long bones. In a small proportion of cases, an osteochondroma may become malignant. Also known as multiple exostoses. The condition can be hereditary, in which case it is called hereditary.
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