Hello to All,
I was first diagnosed with a Hematoma ( after an MRI ) and was told it was a pulled muscle.The trouble area is my right thigh.They told me it would take a year to heal. I waited a year and it got worse.The tumor grew I left that Doctor, went to another orthopedic Doctor. He took one xray, said it was a tumor and sent me to an Oncology Orthopedic Surgeon. The needle biopsy failed to give a clear diagnosis. The tumor has reached the size of a soccer ball in my thigh. It is 25 cm and wraps around from front to the back of my thigh.It wraps around nerves,muscles etc in the leg. The surgical biopsy was sent to the Mayo Clinic ( Rochester ) The biopsy was done 9/28/15. The reults were sent back 10/20/15. I have a cancer center associated with MD Anderson. The Oncology doctor I am seeing has helped several of my friends with various types of Cancer, all were successful. I feel confidence with the team. They do a conference call with MD anderson about my case. I also have access ( The Clinic ) to the University of Florida sarcoma group. So going in, I feel we have a good team. My Doctor is very personal and explains all questions. So I am scheduled to start treatment, inpatient 4 days. We are going to use Ifosfamide / Doxorubican. I go in four 4 days out 3 weeks the back for 4 days. The cycle will be 3 months then test to seee results to see if we go foward or change. I have nodules in the lungs that light up on the PET scan. I believe the term here on the site is METS. That means it has metastasized to another area?
Thank you for sharing your Chemo experinces. I am grateful to get an idea of what to expect.
I delayed my treatment by accident, taking my Naproxin for for the pain. It is a blood thinner and they had to wait 5 days until that was out of my system, before starting Chemo.
Thanks for letting me ramble. I thank you for this site. I have learned so much from you reading disscussions.