borrowed from Random Happy Soul I googled "uncertainty" tonight to try to find a picture for this blog topic, and there were literally thousands of images, quotes, and horrible clip-arts that pointed out what's obvious to most of us - in the words of Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know … Continue reading the roller coaster of uncertainty.
Month: June 2015
A lot of people ask me why I take care of sarcoma patients - no one knows what they are (except for all of you kind readers who are now experts!), there's no good data, certainly no major funding opportunities, and we're still using the same chemotherapy drugs that we have used since 1970s... not … Continue reading why sarcoma?
on sarcoma treatment.
Today I thought I'd spend some time talking about how little we know about sarcoma treatment and some of the challenges we face when trying to counsel patients about treatment options. Basically, when developing a treatment plan for sarcomas, we usually have two problems. Number 1: what can we do with the main tumor to ensure … Continue reading on sarcoma treatment.
what is a sarcoma?
task number 1 - I'll review the basics so that we're all on the same page. As I mentioned, sarcomas are cancers of bone and soft tissue. They are rare, only about 1% of all adult cancers, and about 15% of cancers in kids. About 11000 new cases of soft tissue sarcoma are diagnosed per … Continue reading what is a sarcoma?
a blog for sarcoma
So I never thought I would be one for blogging, but the various social media outlets never all quite seem to fit the bill - so here goes. I'm a medical oncologist practicing at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. I specialize in sarcomas, which are rare … Continue reading a blog for sarcoma