- Lady Lake, FL
- Member Since Jun 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Patient: Pleomorphic Undifferentiated Sarcoma (also called Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma)
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 78
- View this journey (3 Experiences)
Garth posted an update
Hi Rob, yes Moffitt, Miami and Shands are the three places in Florida capable of handling soft tissue sarcoma (STS). There has been very godd info on the internet to help one understand this type of cancer. The doctor here said that he would do cat scan every three months of my lungs to catch any STS moving. Like you, the action and support in a teaching hospital enviornment has bees super. This is my 5th cancer type; am beating the odds!!!
Garth shared an experience
Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Soft tissue sarcoma of th left forearm. Only 30 hospitals accept or are prepared for this cancer, lumps and bumps. Had month of radiation, month off and surgery. Took muscle, tendons and vessals our causing three fingers to not extend up. Hand suegeon to reroute tendons on 7/5/12 for reconsruction for the fingers. The VA referred me to Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL; it is an Agent Orange in Vietnam cancer.