Tag Archives: Long-Time Survivors

Kristin’s Story

When I was in 6th grade I was doing competitive dance and played soccer. I had bad pain in my left knee so my mother took me to the doctor. She said I was overly active and to take a … 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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Rachel’s Story

Askin’s Tumor at the spine Age at Diagnosis: 15 Year of Diagnosis: 1998 Location: Midwest Diagnosis: I was playing high school field hockey (fall 1998) and my back hurt more and more each day. The pediatrician thought it was from … Continue reading

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Deborah’s Story

Periosteal osteosarcoma at the tibia Age at Diagnosis: 20 Date of Diagnosis: 1993 I began having leg pain in 1992 when I was 20 years old.  It was a strange pain that I would notice when I was pressing my … Continue reading

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Charlene’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the Distal Femur Age at Diagnosis: 25 Year of Diagnosis: 1996 Location: New York State Surgeon: Dr. Dempsey Springfield (now practicing in Boston) Diagnosis: I was diagnosed on May 22, 1996 at the age of 25 with osteogenic … Continue reading

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Kelly Marie’s Story

Ewing ’s sarcoma wrapped around the spine Age at Diagnosis: 29 Date of Diagnosis: January 1996 Location: Southern California Hospital: City of Hope Hello, I am a 10 year Cancer Survivor. The medical term for my cancer is Ewing Sarcoma: … Continue reading

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