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Radiation Associated with Pleomorphic Undifferentiated Sarcoma (also called Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma). Posted on July 28, 2012 View this journey (10 Experiences)

After chemo my blood counts were essentially nil so I was given another short rest period before starting radiation. Though my surgeon had said he didn't really think Inwould need it as he had removed the whole muscle that encased the entire tumor with wide margin. But my oncologist and nearly all the litierature as well as the radiation oncologist all supported it as the front line in treatment to assure nothing was left behind. Since sarcomas have a high reoccurance rate as well as metastisis , it made sense to us to proceed with the radiation. A mold of my body had to be made withnme laying on my stomach and my good leg bent up as high as possible and the bad leg twisted and laid just so. I laid there in that crazy thing 20 mins a day 5 days a week for 7 weeks. It was exhausting.

Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA

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