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what is the prognosis of high grade osteosarcoma with no metastates and 50% necrosis Rate??

By Anonymous April 16, 2010 - 8:19am
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My wife had got high grade osteosarcoma. she is 20 Yrs old.
treatment was 3 cycles of chemotherapy a surgery and 3cycles of post surgery chemotherapy. now she can walk asusal. but we dont know wheater it can be completely cured?? or not???

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Good Luck with your wife's treatment. You should have her seen in a Sarcoma specialty hospital. My 21 year old son has it and is doing well. Check out www.acor.org in the Osteo mail list, you will get more info there than anywhere else, including docs that monitor the list and help out. Good Luck, James Mom

April 18, 2010 - 6:02am
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Dear Anon

Thank you for your question and welcome! I'm sorry your wife (and you) are dealing with this and at such a young age.

For those unfamiliar with osteosarcoma, it's cancer of the bone, usually large bones like the arms and legs or hip area and is often seen in younger people, like your wife.

Read more on our Osteosarcoma page here : http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/bone-cancer#definition

Like any cancer, the earlier the diagnosis, the better. From what you said, I assume her cancer was in her leg or hip/pelvic area?

Her prognosis depends on so many things. Her progress so far, her general health and the aggressiveness of the cancer. It's also good that nothing metastasized. This makes her prognosis even better. But a necrosis rate of 50% is rough. Is this 50% of a leg? What is being done about this?

I'd like you to read a study on the remission and healing rates of osteosarcoma. Unfortunately we cannot tell you your wife's prognosis specifically but this study is fairly easy to read (as studies go) and should give you some enlightenment.

Thank you for looking out for your wife this way and please let us know if you have anymore questions and or any updates. The study is below -




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