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    Sbri asked a questionSarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer

    radiation induced breast cancer

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      po18guy

      To paraphrase the Blue Oyster Cult, "Don't fear the chemo..." Sorry to hear of your mom. Clearly, something went wrong - but what would have happened without treatment? I have now had 20 drugs in 11 regimens, total body irradiation, a stem cell transplant and too much else to list. In 2015, I had three cancers simultaneously. Maybe I'm a little dense, but I chose to forge ahead and fight.

      It paid off. Life is worth living.

      10 months ago
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      Sbri

      I am seeking a 2nd opinion before deciding what to do next

      10 months ago
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      Molly72

      Angiosarcoma, a very rare cancer of the lining of the blood or lymph glands. Mostly occurs in older men thru exposure working in plastic manufacturing facilities. Or women after breast cancer from lymphodemia.
      I somehow got it, but am not an older man nor did I have breast cancer. Mine showed as a bright purple bruise near my collarbone. Doctors had no idea where it came from, possibly an errant gene.
      After way too many tests & biopsies in a 2nd rate hospital, it was surgically removed, and never returned. But many other different cancers and pre-cancers appeared around the same time.
      Those were all again rather rare types, but were surgically removed with no chemo.

      This cancer is fast moving. If you are near a hospital with a sarcoma specialist, go for it. But go quickly. There are new treatments available that were not used for me, mine happened about 7 years ago.
      Good luck, & good doctors for you.

      10 months ago
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