May 6, 2011

Melinda Sims | Neurofibrosarcoma Survivor

Melinda Sims Neurofibrosarcoma survivor

“I am a breast cancer survivor from nine years ago, but more recently I experienced cancer in my wrist related to my diagnosis of Type 1 neurofibromatosis.

This syndrome is associated with abnormal soft tissue growths, often affecting nervous tissues. These masses, called neurofibromas, are usually benign, but people with the syndrome have the occasional tendency for a malignancy to occur in a previously benign tumor. When this happens, it is called neurofibrosarcoma.

I had successful surgery with Dr. Richard Nicholas. He and his nurse, Kim, were wonderful. The tumor was removed and the odds are slim that it will ever recur.”

Melinda Sims
Neurofibrosarcoma survivor
Little Rock, Ark.

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