Garth's Journey with Pleomorphic Undifferentiated Sarcoma ...

Patient: Sarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer > Pleomorphic Undifferentiated Sarcoma (also called Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Male, Age: 78

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    • Garth
    • Experience with Pleomorphic Undifferenti...
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Soft tissue sarcoma of th left forearm. Only 30 hospitals accept or are prepared for this cancer, lumps and bumps. Had month of radiation, month off and surgery. Took muscle, tendons and vessals our causing three fingers to not extend up. Hand suegeon to reroute tendons on 7/5/12 for reconsruction for the fingers. The VA referred me to Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL; it is an Agent Orange in Vietnam cancer.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Garth
    • Experience with Pleomorphic Undifferenti...
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Garth
    • Experience with Pleomorphic Undifferenti...
    over 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Left 3 fingers won't extend up; hand surgeon to operate 7/5/12.

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