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Patient Testimonials Myxofibrosarcoma LA
Christine, Myxofibrosarcoma

“I was talking to some other people here who thought I was so lucky to have gotten the referral here so quickly when they said they’d been waiting two years or so to find a place like this.” Christine was diagnosed with myxofibrosarcoma in July 2014 and was referred to the Sarcoma Oncology Center by her physician.


Patient Testimonial Sarcoma Los Angeles
Dakota, Sarcoma

“I went to another cancer center for a second opinion and they said, ‘Oh, Dr. Chawla is the greatest.’” Dakota and her husband would drive to the Center in Santa Monica from their home in Sacramento for her treatment, a clinical trial drug that shrunk her tumor and eliminated all signs of cancer.


Patient Testimonials Abdominal Sarcoma LA
Denise, Abdominal Sarcoma

“Quality of life has been excellent these last five years. I forget that I’m even sick. I totally forget. You live one day at a time, and you enjoy it.” Denise, a resident of Hawaii, was told by her doctors there was nothing they could do- they gave her 1-2 months to live. Then she came to the Sarcoma Oncology Center.


Patient Testimonial Brain Tumor Sarcoma LA
Dennis, Brain Tumor and Sarcoma

“I was 112 pounds when I came to see Dr. Chawla.” Dennis had been told by his doctors to prepare for hospice as his health was failing during chemo. Now, a year into treatment at the Sarcoma Oncology Center, Dennis is living a full, active life… he even just fulfilled a life-long dream by going skydiving!


Patient Testimonial Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor LA
Z, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

“I don’t see sick people here, everybody seems to be really really happy here.” Z and his wife Danisha explain their experience at the Sarcoma Oncology Center as Z fights stomach cancer.


Patient Testimonial Synovial Lung Sarcoma LA
Patty, Synovial Sarcoma of the Lung

“You have two choices: sit at home and cry, or kick it’s butt.” Patty shares her inspiring words as she describes her experience undergoing treatment for synovial sarcoma of the lung.


Patient Testimonial Retinoblastoma Bladder Sarcoma LA
Cat, Retinoblastoma and Bladder Sarcoma

“You don’t feel like you’re just a patient. You feel like you’re at home.” Cat was born with a cancer called retinoblastoma which made her more susceptible to developing another form of cancer during her lifetime. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with a bladder sarcoma after being in remission for 32 years.