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In February 2021 Chris was experiencing knee and hip pain. After two months of physical therapy, the pain and swelling had not subsided. An MRI of his hip showed multiple tumors in the upper thigh and lower back. After meeting with an oncologist, a chest CT was performed which showed multiple lesions in the lungs as well. A biopsy of the leg mass was performed and sent to Cleveland Clinic for processing. After several weeks the official diagnosis has come back : Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma. Sarcomas are a relatively rare cancer type. Because of that, it was important to Chris and Shannon that he received treatment at a facility that treated sarcomas regularly. Fortunately, Cincinnati Children's is one such hospital and that is where Chris has decided to receive his treatment.
On June 14th, Chris had surgery to put a port in his chest for chemotherapy and IV drips. Treatment started the next day on June 15th. His treatment schedule is currently chemotherapy for approximately 3 hours at a time, with an IV drip around the clock for fluids. Chris has 3-5 days of chemo in a row at the hospital, followed by two weeks of rest at home. He is scheduled for 6 rounds at this time, but is subject to change based on testing and results.