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Woman with Dermatofibrous Sarcoma on the Scalp

I was diagnosed with a Dermatofibrous sarcoma (a self-contained malignant tumor) when I was 26 years old which had been growing on the back of my head since I was born. When the doctor removed the 2-inch tumor so much tissue had to be removed that they needed to use a graft to close the wound. In addition, I had

41-Year-Old Fire Victim

My story begins one February night in 2002 when I went out to a night club. It was the infamous Rhode Island Station Club. What began as a night out with friends, ended as one of the deadliest fires in night club history. 100 people died from this fire and many others were seriously injured. I was one of the

27-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

My story began in Oct. 2008 when I was only 23 years old. I had a large tumor growing out of the side of my face. After having it surgically removed, it quickly returned and I again underwent surgery on it. At that time I got the devastating news that it was a rare cancer, called Pilomatriical carcino/sarcoma. I again

Backgrounder: Operation Restore Case Studies

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 GENEVA, IL – November 16, 2010.  Operation Restore is the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) pro bono program, designed to match prospective hair restoration patients suffering from hair loss as a result of an accident, trauma or disease with physicians willing to help people who lack the resources to obtain treatment on their own.

11-Year-Old Fire Victim

11 year old fire victim

NEW YORK (August 2, 2004)– Seven years ago, a then 4-year old Mitchel was trying to help out his father by refueling the lawn mower. He was attempting to fill its tank when he accidentally spilled some fuel onto the hot exhaust. Instantly, the gas ignited. The flames leaped onto the canister he was carrying and from there set Mitchel’s