chondrosarcoma

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chondrosarcoma

by quickdraw on Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:00 AM

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Has anyone here dealt with chondrosarcoma. 

My sister in law was diagnosed yesterday.  There is not much information on the internet and little or no info on nutrition or alternative or complimentary therapies.  She was so shocked at the word cancer, she is not quite sure all that her doctor told her.  She did understand that she will have a short round of chemo and then surgery and that it looks contained to one area of her shoulder. 

Any information will be greatly appreciated. 

I joined this board back in mid 2007 when my husband was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer and everyone has helped so very much.  Just as he is entering remission, his sister is hit with this news.  Please help if you can.  We are just starting to research this particular cancer and there just doesn't seem to be as much information as other cancers.

Please pray for my sister in law (Tammy).

Thank you

Melinda

RE: chondrosarcoma

by tootsie1947 on Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/7/2008 quickdraw wrote:

Has anyone here dealt with chondrosarcoma. 

My sister in law was diagnosed yesterday.  There is not much information on the internet and little or no info on nutrition or alternative or complimentary therapies.  She was so shocked at the word cancer, she is not quite sure all that her doctor told her.  She did understand that she will have a short round of chemo and then surgery and that it looks contained to one area of her shoulder. 

Any information will be greatly appreciated. 

I joined this board back in mid 2007 when my husband was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer and everyone has helped so very much.  Just as he is entering remission, his sister is hit with this news.  Please help if you can.  We are just starting to research this particular cancer and there just doesn't seem to be as much information as other cancers.

Please pray for my sister in law (Tammy).

Thank you

Melinda


Melinda,

 My husband, 61, was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma on his upper right arm in September 2007.  He has been treated at University Hospita, Indianapolis, In.  His surgeon was Dr Daniel Wurtz, orthopaedic/oncology.  He was great.  He saved Dennis' arm and inserted a metal prosthesis.  He saved his use of his hand and fingers even though he probably will never have use of his right shoulder.  His cancer metastesized to his lungs and he has been undergoing chemo therapy.  So far, nothing has really worked like they want but he is strong and his oncologist, Dr Daniel Rushing, University Hosp, is not giving up.  He has been on Adryomyacin & Platinol, Gemcitibide, Taxatere and Adryomyacin, and Platinol with Rapamune (anti-rejection med) but none of these have given the results they are hoping for. 

 If you have any other info, please let me know.  We are trusting God but searching the medical field too. 

Sandy

RE: chondrosarcoma

by Kaelyn211 on Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/7/2008 quickdraw wrote:

Has anyone here dealt with chondrosarcoma. 

My sister in law was diagnosed yesterday.  There is not much information on the internet and little or no info on nutrition or alternative or complimentary therapies.  She was so shocked at the word cancer, she is not quite sure all that her doctor told her.  She did understand that she will have a short round of chemo and then surgery and that it looks contained to one area of her shoulder. 

Any information will be greatly appreciated. 

I joined this board back in mid 2007 when my husband was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer and everyone has helped so very much.  Just as he is entering remission, his sister is hit with this news.  Please help if you can.  We are just starting to research this particular cancer and there just doesn't seem to be as much information as other cancers.

Please pray for my sister in law (Tammy).

Thank you

Melinda


Melinda-

My 33 year old son-in-law was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma in Jan 2007 and had surgury which replaced his knee and part of his femur. Chemotherapy and radiaton was not recommended so no further treatment was done. A tumur was recently found in his lungs and his doctor from MDAnderson in Houston felt there was nothing further that they could do for him.

At this point he is looking into several more progressive/alternative treatments- Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Dr Burzensky Clinic in Houston, and Dr. Truitt (a Rice University graduate) from Life Force Research Hospital operating in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.  These are places that have been recommended by family and friends. Please note that the recommendations were from people who had success at these clinics but not from Chondrosarcoma.

In a recent email to my daughter these other places have been suggested--

Subj: Alternative Cancer Information

www.cancerdecisions.com

www.beating-cancer-gently.com

www.annieappleseedproject.org
www.cancure.org
www.healingcancernaturally.com/budwig_protocol.html
www.gothealth.info/index.php
www.naturalcancertreatments.com
http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html
If your grand-nephew hasn't done any research into alternative cancer treatments, he'll find there's a HUGE body of information on the internet.  I suggest he begin with the first web site above, that of Dr. Ralph Moss, a PhD rather than an MD, whose mission in life is to follow and evaluate both conventional and alternative cancer treatments.  You can order reports from him on specific types of cancer (he has one on chronosarcoma, I checked), and arrange personal consultations with him after purchase of such a report.  Very well balanced, very thorough scientific evaluations from this source, and he also has a newsletter. 
The second website is Bill Henderson's.  Bill is the author of the book Cure Your Cancer, Your Guide to the Internet.  I bought the hard copy, but it's also available in a downloadable format.  He also sends out an e-mail newsletter with regular updates at no charge.
Bill is an older man whose first wife died of cancer.  His goal in life now is to help others dealing with cancer to avoid the trauma his wife suffered, and to help them get better or well using alternative treatments.
Here's another organization I just found which looks as if it would be helpful:
http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/  It's for young adults, 15 - 35, who have been diagnosed with cancer. It was started by a young man who discovered he had chronosarcoma while he was in college.
Most of the books I have are specific to breast cancer, but I recommend the following which are not:
New Cancer Therapies, the Patient's Dilemma by Penelope Williams
German Cancer Therapies by Dr. Morton Walker
I Beat Cancer:  50 People Tell You How They Did It from Awareness Publishing
Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
and the one must-read that will make your blood boil:
Politics in Healing: The Suppression and manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley
I feel so strongly about this book that I have given copies to all my health care providers.  It is about the political suppression of effective cancer cures in this country for the benefit of the pharmaceutical companies.  This is fascinating, horrific reading about greedy people, corporations, and bureaucrats, and certainly important to read if anyone needs convincing that the people ultimately in charge (not the ones they're working with directly--often they're dedicated, caring folks who don't know the score either) do not have ones best interests in mind. The energizing thing about this book is that it will open your eyes and make you more optimistic that there are cures out there that conventional medicine doesn't know about/disregards.
  Like you we could not find much helpful information on the internet when we first heard the diagnosis.  We are continuing to look for help.
I hope this information can be of some help.   Paula

RE: chondrosarcoma

by Kalimac on Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:00 AM

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This is a rare type of sarcoma and there are some wonderful support
groups on the web.  Sarcoma should always be treated by a sarcoma
specialist preferably at a sarcoma center. You can find all the
information you need at the Sarcoma Alliance and you can ask questions
on their message board.

http://sarcomaalliance.org/

The Adult Bone Cancer Survivors also offers information about the disease:

http://abc-survivors.net/ 

There is some excellent information and resources located at the Liddy Shriver Iniative about this disease also. They include links to a few support groups and more info about the disease:

http://liddyshriversarcomainitiative.org/Sarcomas/chondrosar

Hope this is helpful to you,

Patty R

Mom to Nathan

11.13.87 - 2.11.08 

 

 

 

On 3/21/2008 Kaelyn211 wrote:

 

On 2/7/2008 quickdraw wrote:

Has anyone here dealt with chondrosarcoma. 

My sister in law was diagnosed yesterday.  There is not much information on the internet and little or no info on nutrition or alternative or complimentary therapies.  She was so shocked at the word cancer, she is not quite sure all that her doctor told her.  She did understand that she will have a short round of chemo and then surgery and that it looks contained to one area of her shoulder. 

Any information will be greatly appreciated. 

I joined this board back in mid 2007 when my husband was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer and everyone has helped so very much.  Just as he is entering remission, his sister is hit with this news.  Please help if you can.  We are just starting to research this particular cancer and there just doesn't seem to be as much information as other cancers.

Please pray for my sister in law (Tammy).

Thank you

Melinda


Melinda-

My 33 year old son-in-law was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma in Jan 2007 and had surgury which replaced his knee and part of his femur. Chemotherapy and radiaton was not recommended so no further treatment was done. A tumur was recently found in his lungs and his doctor from MDAnderson in Houston felt there was nothing further that they could do for him.

At this point he is looking into several more progressive/alternative treatments- Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Dr Burzensky Clinic in Houston, and Dr. Truitt (a Rice University graduate) from Life Force Research Hospital operating in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.  These are places that have been recommended by family and friends. Please note that the recommendations were from people who had success at these clinics but not from Chondrosarcoma.

In a recent email to my daughter these other places have been suggested--

Subj: Alternative Cancer Information

www.cancerdecisions.com

www.beating-cancer-gently.com

www.annieappleseedproject.org
www.cancure.org
www.healingcancernaturally.com/budwig_protocol.html
www.gothealth.info/index.php
www.naturalcancertreatments.com
http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html
If your grand-nephew hasn't done any research into alternative cancer treatments, he'll find there's a HUGE body of information on the internet.  I suggest he begin with the first web site above, that of Dr. Ralph Moss, a PhD rather than an MD, whose mission in life is to follow and evaluate both conventional and alternative cancer treatments.  You can order reports from him on specific types of cancer (he has one on chronosarcoma, I checked), and arrange personal consultations with him after purchase of such a report.  Very well balanced, very thorough scientific evaluations from this source, and he also has a newsletter. 
The second website is Bill Henderson's.  Bill is the author of the book Cure Your Cancer, Your Guide to the Internet.  I bought the hard copy, but it's also available in a downloadable format.  He also sends out an e-mail newsletter with regular updates at no charge.
Bill is an older man whose first wife died of cancer.  His goal in life now is to help others dealing with cancer to avoid the trauma his wife suffered, and to help them get better or well using alternative treatments.
Here's another organization I just found which looks as if it would be helpful:
http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ulmanfund.org/  It's for young adults, 15 - 35, who have been diagnosed with cancer. It was started by a young man who discovered he had chronosarcoma while he was in college.
Most of the books I have are specific to breast cancer, but I recommend the following which are not:
New Cancer Therapies, the Patient's Dilemma by Penelope Williams
German Cancer Therapies by Dr. Morton Walker
I Beat Cancer:  50 People Tell You How They Did It from Awareness Publishing
Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
and the one must-read that will make your blood boil:
Politics in Healing: The Suppression and manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley
I feel so strongly about this book that I have given copies to all my health care providers.  It is about the political suppression of effective cancer cures in this country for the benefit of the pharmaceutical companies.  This is fascinating, horrific reading about greedy people, corporations, and bureaucrats, and certainly important to read if anyone needs convincing that the people ultimately in charge (not the ones they're working with directly--often they're dedicated, caring folks who don't know the score either) do not have ones best interests in mind. The energizing thing about this book is that it will open your eyes and make you more optimistic that there are cures out there that conventional medicine doesn't know about/disregards.
  Like you we could not find much helpful information on the internet when we first heard the diagnosis.  We are continuing to look for help.
I hope this information can be of some help.   Paula

 


 

RE: chondrosarcoma

by mommyRN on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:00 AM

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Iam so sorry to hear about your sister in law's diagnosis.  My 14 y.o. son was diagnosed last week with chondrosarcoma of the femor and is scheduled for surgery on Wed.  Mind blowing and life changing, my family and I are reeling from this.  From what I understand, chondro is not receptive to chemo or radiaion and that surgery is basically the only option unless it metastasises.  Should your sister in law be having this chemo.?  It might depend on he type of chondrosarcoma she has.  If someone supportive could accompany her to the doctor to help ask questions and write down answers, it might help as right now she is probably too shocked for much of this to sink in.  New to this diagnosis also, so any information would be appreciated            Thank you and God bless.

RE: chondrosarcoma

by misslisa on Sat Jul 31, 2010 01:32 AM

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Hi! Lisa Here.

 How are things going for you?

Your Sister-in-law?

You asked about chondrosarcoma. My Dad was recently identified to have it. Do you want to chat? Lisa

RE: chondrosarcoma

by elizabethee on Sun Sep 05, 2010 02:44 PM

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Hello, it sounds good to have chemo or radiation.  My husband was not given that option because said chond does not respond to either.  We think that would have improved his changes of it not spreading.  Husb had it on one rib and now has spread to lungs and liver.  Please keep me informed.

RE: chondrosarcoma

by Melissa5 on Wed Jul 18, 2018 04:00 AM

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Hi. My father was just diagnosed. Spreading to lung.can you chat?

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