veaton's Journey with Chondrosarcoma, Bone Cancer

Survivor: Bone Cancer > Chondrosarcoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 22, Stage IB

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    • veaton
    • Experience with Chondrosarcoma, Bone Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosis: The night I was diagnosed was my only "oh no" night of my entire battle with cancer. The night of October 10th, 2010 was when my parents first broke the news of the diagnosis to me. I could honestly say it was one of the most difficult and frustrating nights of my life. When some people hear as bad news as this they might turn to professional help, alcohol, or drugs. But I'm not like most people. I turned to lacrosse as my therapy and eventually overcame the initial frustration and anxiety that comes with a cancer diagnosis.

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    • veaton
    • Experience with Chondrosarcoma, Bone Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    On October 13th, 2010 I had surgery to remove numerous malignant tumors from my left shoulder and upper left ribs. I was treated at CHOP in Pennsylvania, one of the most prestigious children's hospitals in America. I was operated on by Doctor John Dormans. More than 12 hours later, I emerged from the operating room a few pounds lighter and as a cancer survivor.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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