Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by Susan_A_9 on Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:00 AM
I'd be very grateful if there is someone who can give me some advice and details of treatment for a tumour in the Psoas muscle.
3 years ago my father was diagnosed with colon cancer, he had surgery and radio & chemo therapy. The cancer has reoccurred in the psoas muscle.
Is there anyone with experience of surgery in the UK who can give us more information please. Our own hospital cannot offer surgery.
by Mindybobo on Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:00 AM
by Susan_A_9 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:00 AM
Thanks Mindy for your reply, our own hospital did warn us that few surgeons in the UK would offer it because of the complications and difficulties accessing the area.
by fightm on Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:00 AM
I was diagnosed with colon cancer which recurred 14 months later in psoas muscle.
I was operated by my initial surgeon and an orthopedic surgeon. I didn't even need a blood transfusion with this surgery. ( maybe it also depends on what part of psoas muscle is involved, I don't know). Only one small margin wasn't clear and I went through the chemo and now I'm going through the radiation treatment in hopes to avoid a recurrence. i live in Canada and unfortunately I dont't have any information on hospitals in UK.
Good luck !
by Susan_A_9 on Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:00 AM
Thankyou for your reply, your is an encouraging story and I hope you continue to go from strength to stength after your treatment.
Hopefully, there may be some good news for my Dad with this cancer specialist hospital.
Best of luck, to you take care.
by WBeverly on Sun May 31, 2009 12:00 AM
I also have colon cancer that recurred in the Psoas muscle. I've been told that radiation seeds may be a possible treatment. I can't take regular radiation because I have been radiated in the area in front of the psoas musche, so no way to get to it. Is anyone familiar with radiation seeds used to treat cancer in a muscle? Also an operation is possible. Has anyone else undergown an operation of the Psoas muscle?
by Sharon_S on Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:09 PM
Please forgive me for asking this, but what did your father finally die of? My brother's main problem is his psoas tumor and nothing else but they can't seem to do anything. We don't know what will take him as it is not in his lungs or liver. Thanks and I'm sorry for your loss...SS
by faedemere on Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:27 PM
I'm going to be having surgery in January to remove a large sarcoma that is located within my left psoas muscle. My questions for you are: what was recovery like? How is your leg function now? Did you do physical therapy?
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