Tag Archives: Skull and Jaw

Sharon’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the Temporal Bone Age at Diagnosis: 31 Year of Diagnosis: 2002 Location: United Kingdom Diagnosis: I first saw the doctor in Jun 2001, who kept telling me I had sinus problems. After 4 months of continuous trips to … Continue reading

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Jillian’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the Skull Base Age at Diagnosis: 42 Year of Diagnosis: 2004 Location: Australia Diagnosis: I experienced double vision and lack of balance, left arm weakness, memory loss and confusion. If I look back over a period of years … Continue reading

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Terry’s Story

Fibrosarcoma at the Nose Age at Diagnosis: 20 At 20 years old, life was smooth sailing. I was a junior at the University of California at Berkeley, a confident, athletic, successful student. Some even considered me handsome. I was living … Continue reading

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Tammy’s Story

Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma at the Maxilla Age at Diagnosis: 36 Year of Diagnosis: 1998 Location: Manitoba, Canada Diagnosis: I had been hit in the face with a baseball and paid a visit to my dentist due to a loose tooth. He … Continue reading

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Patrick’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the Mandible Age at Diagnosis: 24 Year of Diagnosis: 2005 Surgeons: Dr. Neal Tohpam and Dr. John Ridge in Philadelphia Diagnosis: I had dental work in late December 2004. Swelling and aggravation occurred back by my right molars. … Continue reading

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Trista’s Story

Low-grade Osteosarcoma at the skull (orbit) Age at Diagnosis: 22 Date of Diagnosis: 2003 Location: Oregon Diagnosis: During the summer of 2003 I was experiencing blurry vision in my right eye and minimal swelling. I thought that I was having … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Journey to a Correct Diagnosis

Fall 2006 – With the support of her family and determination to discover the truth, Christi avoided unnecessary surgery and obtained a correct diagnosis…but only after paying doctors out of pocket, sending her tumor samples to three different pathologists, and … Continue reading

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