Just want to introduce myself my name is Cathy I'm 38 years old from Brampton, Ontario Canada (Toronto).
I was just diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma in March. It took at least 2 years i was diagnosed with inflammation, sensitive nerves, tendinitis, carpel tunnel syndrome. every time I went to the doctors they though i was exaggerating, finally when to emergency and got referred to the orthopedic surgeon.
MRI concluded the sarcoma was wrapped around my radial nerve.
I was diagnosed after my orthopedic surgeon referred me to a plastic surgeon who removed the tumor. Her belief was that no was it sarcoma as the orthopedic surgeon had sugged but rather a sharwmanoma (spelling).
She removed the entire tumor 4.5cm, it was in recovery that I could tell she was concerned that it wasn't what she thought it was based on texture/form.
I was then referred to a oncologist who only deals with sarcomas. I have since had a scan on lungs which shows negative for METS.
My treatment plan consists of 5 weeks straight of radiation treatment, and the then followed up by surgery. although the tumor was removed he is certain he needs to "clean-up" the tissue bone around the tumor.
He seems pretty positive that this is all that is required, has anyone else experienced this? Seems pretty simple and will be able to move on with life in a few month.
Just looking for any advice reassurance.