Apr 14, 2010 - 3:51 pm
I'm writing to ask for your help with finding a doctor/hospital to treat my husband. We just now learned he has a large sarcoma in his . He is 47.
It is a grapefruit sized sarcoma in his arm that is growing in the muscle. His former doctor told him it was just a fatty tissue deposit not to worry about. He's been seen every year for the past seven years since he noticed it (small at first) He brought this to the attention of his PCP here in Toledo, Ohio (since it has gotten bigger) She sent him to a surgeon. The surgeon sent him for a MRI. The surgeon today told him that she is certain it is a large sarcoma and that he needs biopsy and treatment immediately and a chest x-ray to see if it has spread. Likely he has had this since childhood. She also said that he needs to go to Cleveland for treatment. We have been doing research, yet we need help to quickly find the best doctor.
We have excellent insurance and will go wherever we need to go to get treatment. I’m concerned about a local hospital biopsying it because I’m worried about it spreading worse and, from how his case sounds, it seems like he needs to get it taken out right away.
If this was you with this, where would you go? We need to find a doctor who will treat him right away. We have four school-aged children that need their daddy.
Thank you for any help you can lend.