The pathology report came back as a "poorly differentiated" Sarcoma. The cancer has spread to three places: a tumor in my left leg roughly the size of a ballpark hotdog, scattered lesions along the posterior lumbar spine concentrated around L5 and the edges of the sacrum, and a small marble sized mass in the lung. Of these three locations, the lesions along the spine seem to be of greatest concern as they are putting pressure on the nerves in my spinal canal and causing the leg pain. The marble in the lung appears to be an easy resection provided that there are not smaller marbles that didn't show through in the scan. Finally, with regards to the tumor in the leg, the hope is that the chemo / radiation will shrink the size of the tumor and allow for an easy removal of the soft tissue without interfering too much with the structures or veins in the leg.
So we don't really know what type of cancer I have which makes the treatment take more of a shotgun approach compared to the preferred sniper approach. I'm pretty numbed by all the news as it all seems so unbelievable. I had a little personal win and pushed back my chemo start date to next Tuesday which gives me one last weekend before I turn into a chemo science experiment.