The Sharon Anderson LMS Research Fund

The Sharon Anderson LMS Research Fund

This page was created to honor Sharon Anderson and all that she does for LMS Research.  Sharon was diagnosed in January of 2002 with uterine LMS.  In 2003, she had a lung met removed.  In 2004, another met was removed from her lymph node in her chest.  After that, she had her ovaries removed and started on an aromatase inhibitor (estrogen blocker) called Arimdex.  She took Arimidex for 7 years.  Sharon has been tumor free since 2004.  No chemo or radiation… just surgeries and Arimidex.

Sharon is Executive Director of LMSdr.  She attends scientific conferences and advocates for more LMS research. Sharon is the Patient Coordinator for the LMS Tissue Bank housed at Stanford.  She produces the LMSeAlerts newsletter, maintains the website, initiated the LMS Patient Registry, organizes LMS conferences and tirelessly offers patient support online.

Among her favorite quotes:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  Dr. Suess

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Suess