Urich announced in 1996 that he had been diagnosed in 1996 with synovial cell
sarcoma--a very rare cancer that attacks the joints and can spread to the lungs
rounds of chemotherapy, radiation treatments and two surgical procedures
Urich's doctors "found some lumps" summer, 2001, and a "wonder
drug" helped clear them up.
...becoming a strong advocate for cancer research and establishing the Robert Urich Foundation for Sarcoma Research http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/giving/urich_foundation.shtml with his wife, Heather. His commitment helped raise thousands of dollars and give hope to thousands of stricken people.
health began to fail, forcing him to check into Los Angeles'
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center complaining of breathing problems.
Note: Some industries have higher cancer rates, including the steel foundry
Questions, June 16,
2002 Fatherís Day
Robert Urich had a rare form
of cancer of the joints (diagnosed 1996; died April, 2002)
Robert Urich had a rare form of cancer of the joints (diagnosed 1996; died April, 2002)
In his interview with Larry King recently, he said that in his youth he worked in a steel mill.
Some of the oil spill clean up workers of Valdez, Alaska say their joints hurt all the time
It has been 13 years, but these workers were overexposed to 2-butoxyethanol, laurel phosphate, nitrogen and phosphorus - "inipol guys", those who were nearby, and the gals who washed the gear with solvents.
Wondering? Might it have been some over exposure to chemicals of some type in the steel mill that Robert Urich worked in that caused his synovial cell sarcoma?
.....could be something similar happening to the workers from the Exxon Valdez oil spill clean up? ... & should they take a test to find the source of this early?
Thankfully, central nervous system symptoms of exposure to 2-butoxyethanol has joint pain as a symptom all its own... but still what does that mean is really happening? bottom of this page Resources
it be a loss to medical science not to find them & see what the results of
such overexpose causes in humans? Could it save some lives to find them
& get them help?
Cell Sarcoma (synovioma): This is an unusual tumor that occurs in the soft tissue, but the
exact tissue is not known. These tumors are usually found in the feet, knees,
thighs and hands. When this type of cancer spreads, it will usually go to the
lungs, bones and lymph nodes. These tumors are more common in males than in
Rhabdomyosarcoma: This is the most common type of soft tissue
sarcoma which is seen in children between 2-6 years of age or during the teenage
years. This tumor usually develops in muscle tissue. These muscles are usually
located around the bones.
Neurofibrosarcoma (malignant schwannoma): This type of cancer is found in the
nerves near the surface of the legs, arms and trunk. These tumors are uncommon
in children. They are sometimes associated with a condition known as
Neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausenís disease) which causes tumors on the
These tumors are found in the vascular tissues
which are the blood vessels. The primary tumor sites are usually blood vessels
of the trunk and the extremities. When this cancer spreads it will usually go to
the lungs, brain, bones and liver.
What are some of the signs and symptoms of
soft tissue sarcoma?
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