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Mar 10, 2020
Bob is living with metastatic leiomyosarcoma. First diagnosed in 2014, it led to an above-the-knee amputation of Bob's left leg in July of that year. Since then, Bob has learned to walk with a computerized knee prosthesis (C-Leg) and readjusted to living alone in his house at Powdermill. In January 2018, Bob experienced a fracture of his residual femur due to a sarcoma recurrence and underwent repair surgery and radiation therapy. In September 2018, Bob was diagnosed with a mass behind his right eye and underwent radiation therapy to shrink it. He also did an 8-treatment monthly regimen of Doxil to hopefully reduce further recurrences. In early December, Bob experienced some significant pain in his residual limb due to his ill-fitting socket and spent some time in the EPIC Rehab unit at Latrobe. In late 2019 and early 2020, Bob received radiation for a mass in his right bicep. In the meantime, Bob is enjoying the birds, nature, visits and calls from friends, Chinese food, and ice cream.
Leiomyosarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma that can develop in muscle, fat, blood vessels, or any of the other tissues that support, surround, and protect the organs of the body. Leiomyosarcoma is one of the more common types of soft tissue sarcoma to develop in adults.