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Re: [MOL] GEORGIOS - FIBRO SARCOMA



Dear Nonie,  So sorry you are facing surgery tomorrow.  Good Luck and God Bless you.  Gail
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From: John Waller <waller97@pilot.infi.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Sunday, August 30, 1998 8:03 AM
Subject: [MOL] GEORGIOS - FIBRO SARCOMA


>Dear Costas,
>
>I have a fibro sarcoma in the pituitary sella.  It is a particularly
>nasty, agressive type of tumor.  The top specialist in the United States
>treating sarcoma is Dr. Lisa DeAngelis at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New
>York.
>
>I have had 2 surgeries and Gamma Knife (stereotactic radiation) to rid
>the tumor, and am having another surgery tomorrow.  All within the last
>15 months.  I have also taken 5 courses of MAID chemo, and one of
>Taxol.  The only reason I am having thee surgery tomorrow is that the
>tumor is pressing againist my optic nerves and I am almost blind and
>they want to get it off the optic nerves before I lose my sight
>completely.  Otherwise, I would be just on chemo.
>
>I'm going to be off-line for a couple of weeks now.  I'm sorry I can't
>be here to give you more encouragement throughout the coming days. 
>Please be assured that I will be thinking of you and praying for you. 
>Please be tenacious in your questioning of doctors and requiring
>immediate treatment.  There are ways to conquer this malicious type of
>tymor, but you have to be agressive and do whatever you have to do and
>do it quickly.  
>
>Also, go to the internet and type in "sasrcoma" -- you'll get lots of
>information.
>
>You are in my prayers,
>Sincerely,
>Nonie Waller
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