Category Archives: Osteosarcoma Stories

Osteosarcoma survivors share their experiences with diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond. THERE IS HOPE!

Bryall’s Story

I played international tennis until September 27, 2009, when my dream to become a professional tennis player was shattered. I was playing an interclub match when I broken my right arm and I hadn’t even hit the ball. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Peggy’s Story

I had been in pain all year. The pain sharply accelerated during August. Two different sports orthopedians diagnosed me with a likely torn meniscus. I had assumed my arthritis was getting worse. I had been trying to stabilize my knee … Continue reading

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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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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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Marcy’s Story

Parosteal osteosarcoma at the distal femur Age at Diagnosis: 37 Date of Diagnosis: August 2006 Location: Nebraska Surgeon: Sean McGarry at UNMC Diagnosis: I first saw my family physician in August feeling soreness around my right knee. He determined I … 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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