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#147317 - 03/19/12 08:14 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Maria]  
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She's all over the place, but knowing our Christine, she won't become a diva. She indeed is one awesome lady, echoing those thoughts above. Keep up your good work, Christine!


Husband: 3 SCC gum and cheek cancers 2002, 2005, 2006: surgery only. Scans clear after removal of small, well differentiated, non-invasive cancers. No radiation. 4th SCC lip diagnosed 4/13/07 - in situ, removed in biopsy. More lip removed 2/8/08 - dysplasia. 2 Biopsies 3/17/09 no cancer (lichenoids)
#147328 - 03/19/12 11:06 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Lostpassword]  
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History Leukoplakia bx 8/2006 SCC floor mouth T3N0M0- Verrucous Carcinoma.
14 hour 0p SCC-Right ND/excision/marginal mandibulectomy 9/2006, 4 teeth removed, flap from wrist, trach-ng 6 days- no chemo/rad.
6 ops and debulking (flap/tongue join) + bx's 2006-2012.
bx Jan 2012 Hyperkeratosis-Epithelial Dysplasia
24cm GIST tumour removed 8/2013. Indefinite Oral Chemo.

1/31/16 passed away peacefully surrounded by family

#147410 - 03/22/12 05:57 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Gabe]  
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Very well done m'dear friend. You make us all so proud of you!! You go Girl!!

Donna


Donna,63, SCC L Tongue T2N1MO Stg IV 4/04 w/partial gloss;32 radtx; T2N2M0 Stg IV.New primary R tongue-2nd partial gloss w/graft 10/07; 30 radtx/2 cispl 2/08. 11 yrs from 1st dx, 7 yrs since 2nd dx. Surviving isn't easy,but grateful for EVERY day.Proudly Canadian - YES, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS WONDERFUL!
#147442 - 03/24/12 12:48 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Maria]  
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You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!


David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
#147682 - 04/02/12 04:40 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Maria]  
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You are an inspiration, Christine.
Marlene


Marginal mandibulectomy 6/17/08 resulted in DX of Stage I SCC - gingiva (3 mm) right mandible, buccal side. Clear margins. Occasional social drinker. Smoked last cigarette in 1979. Clear pet: 12/08; 7/20/09. Yay!
#147684 - 04/02/12 06:15 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Marlene41]  
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How awesome. So very proud of you and I am so hopeful that your work and baring of your soul helps people quit!! Well done.


Donna,63, SCC L Tongue T2N1MO Stg IV 4/04 w/partial gloss;32 radtx; T2N2M0 Stg IV.New primary R tongue-2nd partial gloss w/graft 10/07; 30 radtx/2 cispl 2/08. 11 yrs from 1st dx, 7 yrs since 2nd dx. Surviving isn't easy,but grateful for EVERY day.Proudly Canadian - YES, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS WONDERFUL!
#147685 - 04/02/12 09:35 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Pandora99]  
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Christine - You are one awesome, beautiful lady!!! Just went to the link Gabe posted and heard the cdc radio ads. They sure do get the point across and are so very well done that they really grab the attention of the listener. Without the distraction a video ad might present, the focus is on Christine's gentle voice and the actual sounds involved in tube feeding. The impact of what smoking can do to a person's life really hits home. You did good, Christine! So proud of you!


Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)



#147744 - 04/04/12 12:44 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Maria]  
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I'm still stalking around the forums in stealth mode.

Just have to say what a refreshing event it is to hang with Christine in 3D. No pretense. No whining. Just joy. Many of us have had the good fortune of being guided through the tunnels of this disease by her. I have the opportunity to call her friend, and the thrill of her living nearby. You are a Queen C))))))))


Caco
CG to Dad. Biopsy 5/11 non-op, SCC stage IV poorly dif at base of tongue with nodes, quit smoking in '85, ChemoRad began 8/2/11 ended 9/22/11 with NED. Distant mets 11/11, clinical trials. War raging on!
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