Thursday, 17 March 2011


For the first few days, H's colleague S was handling her case.  He sat down with us to discuss it.  His summary - I quote the technical language verbatim - was "this is shit".  Then he told us all the optimistic things he would say if the patient were not an expert.

Once we had the diagnosis of angiosarcoma, the sarcoma specialist took over.  She declined to give a prognosis, saying that it's a very rare condition and every case is different.

However, it's not hard to find statistics on-line.  Somehow I don't want to reproduce them here.

If H's cancer responds to chemotherapy, the statistics get better.  Paclitaxel may be the first thing to try.

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