Jun 20, 2009 - 1:51 am
I was diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma in March, 2009, and had surgery to remove an aggressive, high grade tumor from my thigh, in April. I will begin radiation on Monday for 36 sessions. The recurrence rate is 50/50. If the cancer spreads, it will go to my lungs. I have been given the option of doing chemo for four months, which may reduce the recurrence rate by 0% to 5%. I cannot decide whether or not to do chemo while my quality of life is good, since it seems inevitable that I will eventually have tumors in my lungs, and then the prognosis is very poor. If anyone has ideas about this, I would really appreciate hearing from you.