Jan 06, 2010 - 5:01 pm
Last week, someone very close to me was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left knee. I've done quite a bit of research on treatment and surgeries available, but everything I've read as only led to me having more questions.
All that I know for sure about her treatment, is that she's in for at least six months of chemotheraphy, which will all take place over four day hospital stays every three weeks, and that she's going to be getting surgery sometime during the six months. I've read a lot about limb sparing surgery, but I don't know exactly how it works.
If she gets this limb sparing surgery, will she still have full use of her knee afterwards? And also, how do most people respond to the theraphy itself? I've been quite nervous, and I just need to hear from people who have actually experienced this themselves. Any response is greatly appreciated!