More Sarcoma Stories

Louise’s Story

My name is Louise and on the eve of my 24th birthday I was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, which was found in my left tibia. I worked in a bar and had noticed a lump on my shin which was extremely painful, after pestering my doctors for weeks I was […]

Lisa’s Story

Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m extremely lucky to be a sarcoma survivor. I was diagnosed when I was six and it all started with a sore leg so my parents took me to the doctors. The first doctor thought it was growing pains but it was still painful after a few days to […]

Doug’s Story

My name is Doug Hodson and I count myself very fortunate. I had a large sarcoma in my left buttock which the Hollywood-Charles-Gairdner Sarcoma Team lead by Professor David Wood, treated and removed four years ago. They have monitored and helped with the recovery ever since. My sciatic nerve on my left side was terminated […]

Adam’s Story

I was walking down some stairs at school, half way through my final year of high school. I had been having trouble with my left knee but my GP and physiotherapist had said that I was just a bit sore from playing football. I got to the last step when my left knee gave way, […]

Leon’s Story

Leon Stone was 20 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on the 1st May 2011. A young farmer from Esperance, Leon was an avid sportsman and in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Agricultural Science & Commerce at the University of Western Australia. After a phenomenally courageous 12 month battle Leon sadly […]

Evie’s Story

Evie was just 11 years old when she died after a two and half year battle with cancer. Evie’s initial symptom was a pain in her left knee. This pain escalated over a 3 week period and after a number of visits to the GP, we decided to take her to Princess Margaret Hospital. A large […]