It all started in late July when José Luis began to feel a discomfort in his groin. After seeing his family doctor, he was sent for a CT scan. The CT scan revealed a 6.1 x 4.7 x 5.5cm mass in his groin. Jose had surgery on September 12 to remove the mass, which was sent to pathology. On September 19, José Luis was told that the mass was confirmed as a soft tissue sarcoma. He needed follow up treatment, but a category five hurricane was approaching the island.
In February 2015, I underwent tumor resection at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) where I was diagnosed with a low grade (Thank God!), Stage 1, very rare, orphan cancer called sarcoma. I had never even heard the word sarcoma before and— luckily—I had never been given such a diagnosis!