A 30-year-old man thinks he’s just got a painful cyst – before he’s told he has incurable cancer.
Adam Raszka was only a year away from marriage when his plans were cut short.
He was diagnosed with a rare type of sarcoma cancer in August 2020.
The young man has lived 19 months since, but assumes he tragically only has a few more months to live.
He told how he went to get checked out for a “soft and painful” cyst on his groin that didn’t respond to antibiotics.
Adam tell Birmingham Live: “I went to the hospital with something completely different and nothing serious happened.
“They discovered the cancer after examining me. Some of the lymph nodes in my groin area were swollen.
“It was just a cyst. But otherwise I wouldn’t have known I had it and it would have gotten worse. I had a scan the next day and they said it was most likely cancer. lymph node cancer.
“But I did a CT scan and they said it had spread all over my abdomen. One of the largest tumors was then 12cm long.
“I have to wait a little longer for a proper diagnosis and treatment because this is a very, very rare cancer.”
Only about 200 cases have been found of this particular cancer, which Adam said very early on that it cannot be cured.
Although not much data is available, people with the condition usually live about 18 months after being diagnosed.
For now, the 32-year-old simply wants to spend more time with the people he loves and fulfill some more dreams.
But he can’t work so Adam and his wife, Dorota, need help trying to spend the time they have left together doing fun things.
His wife gave a GoFundMe . Page with a target of £3,000.
Surgery last June removed the two kilogram tumor, with a third of his large intestine.
Doctors hoped Adam would live a normal life after the surgery, but tragically the cancer returned a few months later.
KNOW THE SIGNS
Soft tissue sarcomas are a rare group of cancers that affect the tissues that connect, support, and surround other structures and organs of the body.
This can include fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissue, tendons, and ligaments.
Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in almost any part of the body, including the legs, arms, and abdomen.
Soft tissue sarcomas often have no obvious symptoms in the early stages, but can cause symptoms as they get larger or spread.
Symptoms depend on where the cancer has grown and include swelling under the skin, swelling in the abdomen with pain, and a feeling of fullness and swelling near the lungs that can cause coughing or difficulty breathing.
You should see your GP if you have a lump – especially one that gets bigger over time.
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