Partial article from TIME Magazine
Robinson was diagnosed with angiosarcoma, a rare form of the cancer that often starts in the blood before spreading to other organs. Her cancer had infiltrated her liver, but the five rounds of Doxil she received before stores ran out had kept the growth in check. Her doctors were hoping to stall the cancer and make Robinson eligible for surgery to remove the biggest masses. And the strategy was working; she had not experienced too many side effects and felt strong enough during her chemo regimen to continue working full time as a historical interpreter in Massachusetts’ Old Sturbridge Village.
MY SON PASSED AWAY FROM ANGIO SARCOMA JUST THIS PASSED JULY AFTER JUST 1 WEEK PRIOR OF BEING DIAGNOSED DIDNT HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE HE WAS 37
My wife was diagnosed in Dec 2009 had a 16 hour op in Feb 2011 when her upper teeth and pallet were removed. The cancer is now in her lower jaw, it’s painful and she finds it difficult to talk. She cannot eat properly and survives on drinks and soft food. At the moment it is still confined to her jaw. We are hoping and praying for a miracle. She is up and out every day living life to the full as much as she can because she feels the future is so uncertain.
Angiosarcoma is a nasty evil disease and we all long for an answer to its destructive force.
My daughter Angy died of angiosarcoma April 29, 2010. She was only 15 and it’s been very hard to understand how this rare cancer occurred to her at such a young age!
My mom had angio , passed in 2000 , we were only told how rare it was, she lasted on year from diagnosis, very aggressive
have been trying to learn more , hers was from radiation at lump site , burned skin that dr told her to watch over 5 years and oneday, wow angio and no hope
Hi Beth, So sorry to hear about your mom. I think most of us feel that sense of isolation whether we or a loved one receives the diagnosis. That’s one of the reasons this site exists! If you want to meet other people who are part of our community, please click on the facebook link to our support group.