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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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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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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

Osteosarcoma the Distal Femur Date of Diagnosis: February 1993 Age at Diagnosis: 25 Location: Massachusetts Diagnosis: I was 25 years old and working as a police officer in the city of Boston. While making an arrest, I struck my right … Continue reading

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Steve’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the Proximal Femur Age at Diagnosis: 13 Date of Diagnosis: January 1991 Diagnosis: I started having pain in my right leg in 1991. It felt like a pulled muscle, but instead of getting better, the pain finally got … Continue reading

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Javier’s Story

Ostoesarcoma at the proximal femur Age at Diagnosis: 23 Date of Diagnosis: 1989 Diagnosis: I was a strong and healthy 23 year old man. In the summer of 1989, I began to have pain in my left knee. I would … Continue reading

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Emma’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the distal femur Age at Diagnosis: 16 Date of Diagnosis: April 1995 Location: Glasgow, Scotland Diagnosis: I was told that I had cancer after I had an x-ray for a fall. It was to be the worst news … Continue reading

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