ashlead's Journey with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma

Patient: Bone Cancer > Osteosarcoma (Also called Osteogenic Sarcoma) > Low-Grade

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 28

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    • ashlead
    • Experience with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Dentist

    Other Care

    Went to the dentist for a routine check up, and they found a suspicious mass on my left mandible in the x-ray. Dentist referred me to an oral surgeon, that oral surgeon didnt do surgeries that far back in the mouth, so she referred me to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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    • ashlead
    • Experience with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a biopsy done on the mass on my left mandible to see if it was benign or cancerous

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • ashlead
    • Experience with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    inconclusive results from biopsy (may be benign, may be cancerous), surgery must be done either way.

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    • ashlead
    • Experience with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    They took out the tumor and affected bone plus some (im now short two molars), and replaced it with the fibula bone from my right leg. My jaw was also wired, then banded shut.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • ashlead
    • Experience with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Found out that it was indeed a malignant tumor, and that it was a low grade osteosarcoma

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    • ashlead
    • Experience with Low-Grade, Osteosarcoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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