Hi! I'm Sydney Becker, and I am 13 years old living in New Jersey, recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma. You can click on "Read My Story" to learn how I found out I had bone cancer.
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This is how I found out:
I am a big softball player. I play on our travel team at third base, and I am a strong hitter. During our last playoff game in late October 2010, I was sliding into third base and landed oddly on my left knee. I started crying and was taken out of the game, even though I continued to play later in the game. It was bothering me ever since on my left leg, around me knee. Finally in December we went to a doctor, and got some X-Rays done. They saw something odd on the top of my left tibia, so they sent me to see Dr. Morris at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. They diagnosed me with osteosarcoma, a cancerous tumor on the top of my left tibia. Last week, I had a biopsy done and the results of the frozen section came back as osteosarcoma. We have been preparing for the chemotherapy ever since, with oral surgery earlier this week and removing my braces tomorrow. Even though we start the chemo treatments on Monday, we are keeping our spirits high, and ready to kick cancer's butt!