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Askin's Tumor

What is Askin's Tumor?

Askin's Tumor is a rare type of cancer characterized by the development of tumors in bone or soft tissue.


Askin's Tumor is a rare type of cancer characterized by the development of tumors in bone or soft tissue.
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Pain Swelling
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Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Autologous stem cell transplant
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Follow-up regimens? Created by klarr77
Last updated 13 May 2012, 11:50 AM

Posted by brown505
13 May 2012, 11:50 AM

Hi! I see an oncologist once a year to determine any necessary tests. I only had chemo for 6 months and no radiation so he has not required too much out of the ordinary. I am really strict about following all of the standard guidelines though (physicals, skin checks, etc.). My regular doctors all (obviously) know my history and react to any concerns immediately. I made it a point to find doctors like that, even my dentist! Hope things continue to go well for you!

Posted by obsessedwithlife
13 May 2012, 07:48 AM

I have some bone checks but not recently. I have to be careful about additional radiation exposure. These may be useful for you too: I'm glad to 'meet' you and wish you continued health! Rachel

Posted by klarr77
13 May 2012, 05:17 AM

Yes, it would depend on that. Mine was at 16, in the pleural membrane/lung, so have had some heart and pulmonary function followup due to chemo and radiation damage. Have you had bone checks? I remember being told that future bone cancer could be a risk of the chemo, but haven't yet had any scans. I was fortunate and had no recurrences. Emergency surgery, followed by two years of chemo, radiation and more surgery. Any 'major' side-effects are still to come, but as I've crossed to the far side of 40, I'm on the lookout more than I've been before. Take good care of you!

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Askin Tumor Created by CoaxingMonkey
Last updated 2 Mar 2009, 02:57 AM

Posted by obsessedwithlife
2 Mar 2009, 02:57 AM

Congrats on being 'clear' right now! As I'm sure it has been with you, it's definitely been a long, hard road for me. I'll keep you in my prayers. Feel free to check out my blog too: Rachel

Posted by CoaxingMonkey
2 Mar 2009, 02:44 AM

First time, 5 years back, a large tumor in left thorax. Chemo, surgery and again chemo. 3 years ago, right long, multiple tumors, surgery and heavy radiation of both the longs. A couple months ago, both longs and 2 tumors in the left hip. Very intensive chemo and radiation in the hip. Last check up, no tumors found, hoping it will stay like this in the future. I live in Belgium, Europe. Treated in UZ Leuven

Posted by obsessedwithlife
28 Feb 2009, 04:33 PM

Interesting. Where was it and what kind of treatments did you have? Are you in the US?

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3-time young adult Askin's Tumor survivor. Was diagnosed at 15 with an egg-sized tumor around my spinal cord-had emergency surgery, chemotherapy for a year and radiation. Relapsed a year later with the cancer in my bone marrow-had 6 rough months of chemotherapy followed by an autologous stem cell transplant which came with many life-threatening side effects. A year and a half after that, I relapsed again with a tumor between my heart, lung and spine (a new Askin's Tumor). I did not have any treatment options and was given weeks to live. Through a medical miracle, the tumor grew some-but not as aggressively as normal-and did not invade my organs. It stayed stable until May of 2004, when it was safely removed. I have had no evidence of the disease since but still deal with many long-term side effects such as fatigue, chronic pain, etc.


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