Mskeysington79's Journey with Sarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer

Survivor: Sarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 38, Stage Recurrent

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Loss of Self

    Loss

    1. Anxiety 2. Depression 3. Low self-esteem 4. Poverty 5. Alcohol abuse 6. Poor diet 7. Negative self-talk 8. Tobacco use 9. Lack of social support and networks 10. Critical parent 11. Dissatisfaction with job 12. Emotionally abusive partners

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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma when I was 32. I was in very good shape, ate pretty healthy, and just had fallen madly in-love 3 months prior to my diagnosis. I, and everyone else, were very shocked by the news!

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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    1. Obtained a healthy body weight 2. In a healthy happy relationship 3. Anxiety controlled with right medication, and behavioral modification 4. Made gains in alternate passion career 5. Reconciliation with critical parent 6. Had (have) a social support system of family and friends 7. Quit smoking 8. Drinking in moderation

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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    Treatment Options

    Decision Point

    The original Dr that was recommended to me was out of the country much of the time. It was a month after my diagnosis that I actually had a doctor propose a treatment plan for me. In the same day, I had three different doctors tell me three different theories about the best way to treat my Leiomyosarcoma. There is no standard protocol for this type of cancer. I decided to go to a cancer clinic, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, since after my first initial call, I was talking about a treatment plan with a Dr within a week. Not only that, he had at least treated some other patients with the same kind of experience. He also took me through a step-by-step thought process, in the "whys" of choosing a treatment plan for me.

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