My son has high grade myxofibrosarcoma stage 3 on his left thigh. It grew through chemo and radiation, he is scheduled to have his left leg amputated on September 22 2010.
So sorry to read about your son's pending operation. When the growth was first observed, did they consider removal of the growth with clean margins? Earlier this year, I had two operations, one to remove what they thought was a harmless lipoma, and a second operation to remove the sarcoma. I then had 35 radiation treatments and am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't reappear. Mine was also on my left thigh. I've heard that chemo doesn't treat this type of cancer. How old is your son? I will pray for him on Wednesday.
This all started in 2/2010, the mass was to big for surgery. Frank is 43. He had 3 rounds of chemo and it grew, waited 3 weeks then had 24 radiation treatments and it grew. The mass is the size of a watermelon, very large. Thank you for your prayers.
Do hope Frank is resting comfortably after his operation today. I know this is a difficult time for both of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Keep me posted on his progress. Where are you located? I'm in Massachuse