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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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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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Cari’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the Proximal Tibia Age at Diagnosis: 28 Year of Diagnosis: 2003 Location: California Surgeon: Dr. Phil Wirganowicz, Oakland, CA I actually knew I had a tumor in my leg, because when I was 12, I cracked it while … Continue reading

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Brian’s Story

Periosteal osteosarcoma at the proximal femur with recurrence and lung mets Date of Diagnosis: February 2004 Age at Diagnosis: 24 Location: Illinois Diagnosis: I began having shooting pains in the fall of 2002 in my right femur while I was … Continue reading

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Carol’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the distal femur Age at Diagnosis: 13 Date of Diagnosis: 1967 Location: Minnesota Diagnosis: I remember my girlfriend and I were practicing cheer-leading routines as we were about to enter 7th grade and we wanted to be cheerleaders. … Continue reading

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Karen’s Story

Parosteal Osteosarcoma at the Proximal Tibia With lung mets Age at Diagnosis: 45 Year of Diagnosis: 2004 Location: Georgia Surgeon: Dr. David Monson in Atlanta Diagnosis: In December of 2003, at the age of 44, I went to the doctor … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Story

Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma (IIB) at the Pelvis With lung mets Age at Diagnosis: 22 Year of Diagnosis: 1967 Location: California Diagnosis: I first saw a doctor at age 16 for lower belly pain. X-rays showed a lesion then but it was … Continue reading

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