Oct 22, 2008 - 9:20 am
My husband was diagnosed with a myxoid liposarcoma in his left thigh in late July. When it was noticed by us it was the size of a walnut, that was in the beginning of July. By the time he had the biopsy it was the size of a large softball. He underwent 28 radiation treatments. It did not work. The tumor grew during radiation, but because his whole leg almost tripled in size, you couldn't tell. Afer the swelling went down I thought it had grown. We just went to the orthopaedic oncologist yesterday and he confirmed that the tumor has replaced the muscle in his thigh and has grown completely around the femur. We are going to get a 2nd opinion at University Hospital in Cleveland at our Dr.s insistence, but he will probably have a complete amputation of the leg. W e are very scared about the cancer spreading to the lungs( so far it hasn't). Has anyone else had a tumor grow this fast and go so bad? What are the survival rates? Please help us with info.