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5 Facts you should know about

Chordoma

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A rare slow-growing neoplasm, thought to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord

2

Chordomas typically present in adults between the ages of 40 and 70 and can occur anywhere along the spine

3

About half of all chordomas occur in the sacrum; about one-third occur in the clivus

4

A chordoma that occurs at the base of the spine may cause problems with bladder and bowel function

5

The annual incidence of chordoma is approximately 1 in 1 million (300 new patients each year)

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