my wife who had problems going to the bathroom felt something hard on the right side of her abdomen, and it was wd liposarcoma, they removed a huge tumor and just about the 5 year mark, she felt it again, and it was not as big this time, and another surgery with no follow up treatment, then after 7 and a half year later, it showed up again in the same area and that was last september, after the surgery there was no follow up treatment again, and she was clean in june of this year. but again beginning of september she felt a hard spot on the opposite side of the original tumor side. and a new ct scan showed a golf ball size tumor on her left side and 2 small ones on the original side which was the right side of the abdomen.
And the surgeon told us that these may be dd grade tumors now that they are coming alot faster and even that they are all resectable she should have chemotherapy before surgery.
I have been reading about this type of cancer for quite a long time, and chemo is not really very effective with this tumor.
If anybody out there have an experiance with chemo and how effective it is or any other ways to deal with it before or after the surgery to reduce reoccurence , please let me know
before we go to see the oncology specialist. She is getting her treatment at John hopkins and operated by Michael Chotie who has a great reputation as an oncology surgeon.
Also does anybody have any idea who maybe a good medical oncology person at John Hopkins.
Please respond to me at TWA1230@MSN.COM