Has anybody of you received anthracyclines to cure the Synovial Sarcoma of the Foot?
I am a 51-year old senior lecturer in English, and in mid-February 2015 I was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma of the Foot with the heel-bone invasion. It was detected by a FISH test after a biopsy. The tumor was found deep in my foot, it could not be seen on the sole, and after 18 months of different investigations the MRI scan showed a white mass growing in the soft tissue next to the heel-bone.
I have a 20-year history of heel pain and treatment for plantar fasciitis without relief in the left foot. In summer 2013 I noticed edema of my left leg -- and the DVT, vein insufficiency, and the lymphedema were excluded. In January 2014 I first noticed that my left ankle started swelling during the day. After the Baxter nerve entrapment was excluded, the MRI scan was finally done ...
In March 2015, the tumor was successfully removed with clear margins and limb salvage. The state-of-the-art tumor resection was done by an excellent surgical oncologist, and the surgery was completed by a really good foot reconstruction made by a dedicated plastic surgeon.
In the beginning of May 2015 I am starting with my first round of chemotherapy with anthracyclines. After 5 cycles of chemo, the radiotherapy will follow. I hope this will help me get good health, strength and joy in life again.
I would be grateful for any advice on how to prepare for the chemo. Please get in touch if someone has got a similar history.