Dec 18, 2000 - 10:18 am
Just turned 40 and diagnosed with a synovial sarcoma. Have gone through 4 cycles of chemo, radical resection of the tumor was done and am told went well. I start radiation for 5-6 weeks to take care of anything that may have been left. Still very confused I was told I had a 80-85% chance of a cure am told now that there is around 8% chance of it coming back to the same location 20% chance of it showing upin the lungs. I too am in shape, (phys.ed. teacher/coach) and did everything to avoid the big C, what a kick in the rear. When are you really cured?? I feel great and want to get on with life but remain cautious. I have a great wife and two super kids want to be around another 40 yrs anyway.. still looking for a guarentee!!