Joe LaGue

First post: Feb 7, 2020 Latest post: May 19, 2021
 In March 2019, Joe‘s physical showed elevated white blood cell counts. As we tried to  determine the cause, he was referred to a hematologist at North Memorial. After several blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy, he was not getting  answers as to what the cause was. We made a decision to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. We started with a hematologist there, who requested an MRI on a soft lump in the upper thigh of his right leg.   That showed a fibrous tumor and they did a biopsy on January 7. The result was high grade, dedifferentiated,  Liposarcoma. We met with the oncologist on Friday, January 31  and she determined a treatment plan.   The first step was to do a lung biopsy, to make sure the cancer had not spread.   Assuming that is the case, he will consider a clinical trial, five weeks of radiation, and surgery to remove the tumor.