• Radiation induced Sarcomas

    Asked by acalltofaith on Sunday, November 11, 2012

    Radiation induced Sarcomas

    I had Ewing's sarcoma in my right arm about ten years ago and received the maximum amount of radiation allowable. I know have an internal prosthetic arm and scapula. Is it possible that a tumor could develop in another place from the right arm radiation site? I feel a lump on my left forearm. Doctors said it is possible that I may develop additional sarcomas down the road. Not sure what to do.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Of course they can. The lump could be benign or it could be a recurrence or it could be a new sarcoma. In any case, you aren't going to know until you go to your doctor to have it diagnosed.

      almost 5 years ago
    • acalltofaith's Avatar

      Thank you. That is kind of what I thought!

      almost 5 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more bone cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Bone Cancer page.