Penn Medicine – Arianne’s Story: Fighting Liposarcoma with the Power of Proton

April 5, 2021
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April 5, 2021 Arianne Missimer

Just two months before her wedding, Arianne noticed a little nerve symptom in her calf every time she sat down or crossed her legs. As a physical therapist, Arianne was eager to find out why this was happening, so she consulted a physician and went for an MRI.

The MRI confirmed her suspicions, it was cancer. Arianne had stage 3 liposarcoma – a rare type of cancer that begins in the fat cells, most often in the muscles of the limbs or in the abdomen. Here, she shares what it was like being diagnosed with cancer and how she held tenaciously to life…