My darling husband Bahri has too been affected by cancer. It first started 28 years ago when he was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma (LMS). LMS is a smooth muscle connective tissue tumor that was present on the lower half of his right leg. Then a suspicious growth (not accurately identified but possibly LMS) was removed behind his right knee in 1995. Following that Bahri was diagnosed with a second primary tumor Pleomorphic Sarcoma (Not Otherwise Specified NOS) previously known as Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH)) in January 2008. This presented itself on the top half of his right leg. Due to the fast growing nature of malignant tumors, it grew to football size within about 6 weeks. Thankfully it was completely resected with clear margins. Along with the tumor, part of his muscle had to be removed limiting movement in his leg thereafter.
Bahri endured 3 months of chemo followed by 3 months of radiation all of which he received locally. His last day of treatment was July 31, 2008 at which point he was in remission until May 2011 when he relapsed with the same diagnosis in the same location. Amputation was the best option for him which occurred in Aug 2011. In April 2012 it was found he possibly had a primary lung cancer for which he had cyberknife radiation done locally.
In May 2014 he had his prostate removed with a tumor and lymph nodes. In August 2014 he had his benign thyroid removed. Then in July 2015 his prostate cancer relapsed which is odd considering he had no prostate left! Then in February 2017 he had radiation done to kill Adenocarcinoma in his left neck lymph nodes. Now in July 2017 he is going through testing for possible cancerous lesions in his lung, lymph nodes in his lung, & vertebrae.