In the past few years, Dean Story experienced shoulder pain that was affecting his life. After getting it checked out, he learned that not only was the cartilage gone but there was also a mass. Pathology reports indicated that it was a chondrosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that needed to be removed. Dr. Daniel Lerman, Orthopedic Oncologist at the Institute for Limb Preservation, in partnership with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center was onboard to remove the tumor.
One day, Mallory Hummer noticed a strange bump on her wrist. Pathology reports revealed she had a giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath. In January 2017, she had it removed and a short time later, she was ready to start her family and became pregnant with twins. Once pregnant, the tumor began to grow back quickly and the pathology report showed a very rare, aggressive tumor called Epithelioid Sarcoma.