“My family has been touched by Leiomyosarcoma, not once, but twice. I know the heartbreak of this rare disease, and I believe that being aware of what to look for and asking the right questions is so important on this journey.
When my mom was diagnosed years ago, there wasn’t as much information out there about this specific form of cancer. The doctors discovered it in her spine, where it had lain for years, undetected. She lost at least two vertebrae during her first emergency surgery. Many years later, my sister went through the same thing! She went into the hospital due to terrible pain and was sent to get an MRI. She had to be rushed to another hospital and had two vertebrae removed. My sister’s prognosis, however, was better than my mom’s because doctors knew what to look for, based on family history.