Hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is never easy. It’s normal to feel shocked, sad, scared, and angry after learning about a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. But, it’s important to remember that no matter how painful this experience is for you, it’s far worse for your loved one who has actually been diagnosed. Here’s what you can do to help.
Since sarcomas are complex and can develop in so many places in the body, they can be difficult to diagnose. However, it’s important to have an accurate diagnosis of the type and extent of the sarcoma before you are treated.
Liposcarcoma survivor Tom Gattle has never let his amputated shoulder stop him from doing the things he loves. He goes fly fishing with a special rod. He enjoys bike rides with his friends using an recumbent bicycle. He hunts with a lightweight rifle. And he rides a horse with slightly less than perfect balance, he says.
Soft tissue sarcomas are group of cancers that typically develop in the soft tissues surrounding, connecting or supporting the body’s structures and organs. These tissues includes muscles, joints, tendons, fat, blood vessels, nerves and tissues.
No one ever expects to hear that they have been diagnosed with cancer. But unfortunately, healthcare providers must break this news to millions of people every year. It can be hard to think straight after receiving such devastating news, but it’s important to pull yourself together so you can get the information you need to beat cancer. Here are the questions you should ask your doctor when you’re diagnosed with cancer.