Osteosarcoma Stories


"In January of 2000, a young patient of mine, Anel Nieto, started to notice an increase of volume in his left shoulder. The biopsy showed a large tumor mass and the diagnosis was osteosarcoma. When she went to the hospital in Mexico City, the doctors said that they could not do anything for her. Life expectancy was zero. At that time the tumor was approximately 80 x 93mm. After that, she went to different doctors in cancer medicine, looking for answers, but the answer was always the same - there was no chance of survival. In August 2000, she began taking Poly-MVA and clodronate. The results began immediately. There was a significant reduction of her tumor, and even more important was that she never presented metastasis to the bone. Before Poly-MVA, she used to wear a jacket size 16 due to the size of the tumor that weighted 17 pounds, and she could not raise her arms. Now she can raise her arms without pain, and even more important - she can dance!

At this moment she is receiving pallative chemo along with her Poly-MVA/clodronate doses. The doctors are evaluating the possibility of the primary tumor resection. Anel and her parents are very thankful to God, life and Poly-MVA because according to the oncologist the battle is now won. Many times I thought that Anel might not make it. Now a shot of adrenaline flows through my veins every time I see and talk to Anel!"

- Dr. Leticia Maciel in Mexico