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#147318 - 03/19/12 08:17 PM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: KP5]
Maria Offline
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Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 856
Loc: Ohio
Thank heavens! Glad to hear the good news!
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CG to husband - SCC Tonsil T1N2M0 HPV+ Never Smoker
First symptoms 7/2010, DX 12/2010
TX 40 IRMT (1.8 gy) + 10 Cetuximab
PET Scans 6/2011 + 3/2012 clear, 06/2014 physical exam clear; chest CT's clear of cancer. On thyroid pills. Saliva slowly returning. Life is good.

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#147320 - 03/19/12 09:44 PM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: Maria]
ChristineB Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 8174
Loc: PA
Congrats Kathy! So glad it turned out to be nothing serious. Just another false positive PET. Those darn things can scare a person to death!

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Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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#147322 - 03/19/12 10:29 PM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: ChristineB]
ConnieFL Offline
Platinum Member (300+ posts)

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 329
Loc: Fort Myers, FL, Lockport, NY
Great News.....

Take care,
Connie
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SCC. of the left lateral tongue, anterior two thirds, T1 possibly a T2.
Left partial glossectomy, left selective neck dissection 4/21/09. Nodes clean, No Rad, No Chemo.

CT Scan 9/11 clean, CT Scan 9/12 clean


Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. A+.

My hometown Lockport, NY.




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#147326 - 03/19/12 10:56 PM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: ConnieFL]
Gabe Offline
"OCF Down Under"
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1279
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Wonderful news Kathy...now you can breathe!
Cheers
Gabriele
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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
Surgery GIST 8/2013

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#147333 - 03/20/12 12:44 AM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: Gabe]
tamvonk Offline
"OCF Kiwi Down Under"
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 03/11/11
Posts: 646
Loc: New Zealand
Absolutely fantastic news.
Now, enjoy your lives.
Tammy
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Caregiver/advocate to Husband Kris age 59@ diagnosis
DX Dec '10 SCC BOT T4aN2bM0 HPV+ve.Cisplatin x3 35 IMRT.
PET 6/11 clear.
R) level 2-4 neck dissection 8/1/11 to remove residual node - necrotic with NED
Feb '12 Ca back.. 3/8/12 total glossectomy/laryngectomy/bilat neck dissection/partial pharyngectomy etc. clear margins. All nodes negative for disease. PEG in. March 2014 2 years post surgery .NED

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#147337 - 03/20/12 12:55 AM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: KP5]
Cheryld Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4762
Loc: Toronto canada
That's so awesome! Hugs!
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#147340 - 03/20/12 01:29 AM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: Cheryld]
KP5 Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 792
Loc: NY
Thanks everyone. We now know what a false positive feels like! Maybe next time we will be more able to remain calm....doubtful, but maybe!! Thanks again for the support. Onward we go...
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Kathy wife/caregiver to:
Kevin age:53
Dx 7/15/11
HPV16+ SCC Stage IV BOT/R
Non smoker, casual drinker
7/27/11 Cistplatin, taxotere,5FU 2/3week sessions, followed by IMRT 125cgy x 60 (2x daily) w/Erbitux weekly. Last rad 10/26/11. Last Erbitux 10/27/11
PEG placed 9/1/11 Removed 11/8/11
Clear PET 10/2012

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#147346 - 03/20/12 03:47 AM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: KP5]
Kerri Offline
Platinum Member (300+ posts)

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 495
Loc: MA
Wooooooooo hooooooo!!! This makes me so happy!
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37 y/o fem at Dx (23 wks preg @ dx on 3/16/11)
SCC L oral tongue (no risk factors)
L partial gloss/SND 3/28/11 @ 25 wks preg
T1-2N0M0; no rads/chemo
Tonsillectomy on 8/6/12 +SCC L tonsil T2-3N1M0 (HPV-)
Treated with 35 rads/7 carbo & taxol (Rx ended 10/31/12), but many hospitalizations d/t complications from rx.
3 clear MRIs w/ & w/o contrast since Jan '13 NED!
Part of genetic study for rare cancers @ MGH.
Just turned 40 and grateful! Hoping for 40 more!

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#147358 - 03/20/12 01:52 PM Re: Wading through the wait [Re: Kerri]
walknlite Offline
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 1398
Loc: Oklahoma
YEAH!! I am so glad to read that. I was goint to tell you I had a Hot PET scan, and a visible area that was causing apain. We were all worried about it being cancer again. I did have the surgery to remove that portion, and it was necrosis, not cancer. The PET that was HOT was the inflammation from the area around it.
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Angelia
31 at Dx.
DX: 4/30/09, 10/21/09 SCC on floor of mouth,
T1NOMO, T2N1M0
TX: 39 IMRT, 8 cisplatin 11/30/09
PET/CT: 11/03/09: Lymph node involvement
PEG/PORT: 11/09
TX end: 02/01/10
PET Scan: 04/05/10 clear
PEG Out: 06/21/10
Biopsy: 12/23/10: fibrosis
HBO: 01/04/11 - ORN
Baby girl born 11-30-12

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