Tag Archives: Forties

Marty’s Story

One morning as I was taking a shower I felt a knot on my back. That afternoon, I was told that there was a tumor on my 9th rib. I never had any pain or discomfort. One morning as I … Continue reading

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Janine’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the distal tibia Age at Diagnosis: 42 Year of Diagnosis: 1995 Diagnosis: During 1993 I bought a small trampoline for use at home. I’d read it was good exercise and was keen to keep fit. I started to … Continue reading

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Lori’s Story

In May of 2000, everything I thought I knew about my life changed.  I had just come home from a trip to New York to visit my grandparents.  It was a very normal day, and while showering I noticed a … Continue reading

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James’ Story

I suffered a pathological fracture to the left distal humerus in April of 2008, with no prior signs or symptoms. Diagnosis was confirmed by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology as a De-Differentiated Chondrosarcoma. I was 42 years old at … Continue reading

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Dick’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the scapula Date of Diagnosis: June 2008 Age at Diagnosis: 43 Location: South Carolina Surgeon: Dr. Bryan Moon Diagnosis: I hurt my shoulder in the spring of 2006 playing basketball with my daughter. I went to the orthopedic … Continue reading

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Keith’s Story

Low-grade osteosarcoma at the proximal femur Age at Diagnosis: 47 Date of Diagnosis: 2003 Location: Colorado Hospital: Presbyterian St. Luke’s, Denver Team: Dr. Richard Hesky and Dr. Ross Wilkins Diagnosis: I went to my GP in late 2002 with chronic … Continue reading

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Astrid’s Story

Ewing’s sarcoma at the distal femur Age at Diagnosis: 44 Date of Diagnosis: 1989 Location: Norway Hospital: Haukeland Sykehus Diagnosis: I experienced pain in my femur while sitting on a sofa with my feet outstretched and my son on my … Continue reading

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