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#147146 - 03/15/12 12:57 PM Christine B in the Washington Post
Charm2017 Offline
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Loc: Alexandria VA
At Breakfast this morning, putting my Jevity and coffee down my feeding tube, I turned to my favorite Washington Post section: The FED PAGE. There was a graphic insert with a picture of our own Christine B as part of a new CDC anti-smoking drive. The on line link to the story is truncated so it does not show the graphic of Christine so here is a link to the full graphic Christine B in Washington Post
Here is the post full story on the CDC drive but unfortunately it does not mention Christine
A personal look at tobacco's impact
Plus there are radio ads by Christine on the CDC website
WAY TO GO CHRISTINE
Charm


Edited by Charm2017 (03/15/12 12:59 PM)
Edit Reason: typos
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65 yr Old Frack
Stage IV BOT T3N2M0 HPV 16+
2007:72GY IMRT(40) 8 ERBITUX No PEG
2008:CANCER BACK Salvage Surgery
25GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin
Apaghia /G button
2012: CANCER BACK -left tonsilar fossa
40GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin

Passed away 4-29-13

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#147147 - 03/15/12 02:45 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Charm2017]
julieann Offline
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Posts: 875
Loc: Alabama
Thanks, Charm, I'll check at the local book stores that carry the Washington Post and get a copy. I know our Christine goes out of her way to get the word out to the public to make them aware of oral cancer, plus does as much as she can to promote the OCF. She is simply amazing, and admired by so many people.
julieann
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Julieann
Nov 2007 SCC on right tonsil following tonsillectomy. Was smoker, QUIT. (Stage IV T2 N2b) 7 weeks radiation one day/wk chemo (carboplatin and 5-FU). Allergic to Taxol; PEG in, lost 30 lbs. TX completed January 2008. PEG out mid- 2008. PET/CT 1/17/2011;2/3/12 NEGATIVE for cancer smile

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#147149 - 03/15/12 03:26 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: julieann]
EricS Offline
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Posts: 1844
Loc: Idaho
That's Awesome! Christine, you are amazing my friend.
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Young Frack, SCC T4N2M0, Cisplatin,35+ rads,ND, RT Mandiblectomy w fibular free flap, facial paralysis, "He who has a "why" to live can bear with almost any "how"." -Nietzche "WARNING" PG-13 due to Sarcasm & WAY too much attitude, interact at your own risk.

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#147150 - 03/15/12 03:39 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: EricS]
David2 Offline
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Posts: 1266
Loc: Los Angeles
Christine, fantastic. I also read the news feed article about you and you too, Eric. I am in awe of you guys.
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David 2
SCC of occult origin 1/09 (age 55)| Stage II TXN1M0 | HPV 16+, non-smoker, moderate drinker | Modified radical neck dissection 3/09 | 31 days IMRT finished 6/09 | Hit 5 years all clear in 6/14

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#147163 - 03/15/12 06:57 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: David2]
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I just knew you would find this Charm! You are the best news hound, you find everything! I have met the surgeon general Mrs Benjamin who is the most wonderful woman! Have the pictures to prove it smile Its been a great trip!

Will share more when I get home.
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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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#147178 - 03/16/12 05:24 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: ChristineB]
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Here is a link to the CDC's website with my bio. Im so happy to see my mention of OCF did not get edited out of my page.

CDC's bio for Christine Brader


Edited by ChristineB (03/16/12 05:25 AM)
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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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#147285 - 03/18/12 08:05 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Charm2017]
Brenda N. Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 24
Loc: Missouri/Florida
Outstanding! Congrats Christine! We are proud of you and your willingness to be an advocate and help to many others. You are appreciated! Thank you!
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BrendaN. 58. Dx2/2/12 Non-smoker Mod drinker Avid exercise- Maui 1/2 marathon1/22/12- Not HPV. Prob cause- 35 yr amalgams-.2/8/2012 SCC, partial glossectomy (right side) SG IVa, 29 nodes, one w/cancer Erbitux 2/29/12 1/week-7 weeks. RAD 3/7/12 M-F for 6wks-clr PET 7/12-2ndclear CT 10/25/12

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#147288 - 03/18/12 11:17 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: Brenda N.]
braziliangirl82 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 110
Loc: br
I admire christine so much. I always was a anti smoker activist with my dad and friends. I never smoked, hated this smoking thing with all my strenght. And guess what? I got tongue cancer with 29 yo. My worst nightmare was someone on my family getting cancer, and it happened to me! I never, ever smoked... It's a bit unfair when i see 70s ladies smoking as if nothing would happen...
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December, 2011 - T1N0M0 SSC Oral Tongue sugery (Dec 07, 2011). Partial glossectomy, primary closure. Selective Neck dissection, all 57 nodes free. 29 at diagnosis, no risk factors at all. No smoking, drinking and HPV negative. Can you explain? I can't.

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#147303 - 03/19/12 09:53 AM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: braziliangirl82]
klo Offline
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Posts: 638
Loc: Sydney Australia
Love the picture!! Looks like they airbrushed you!! Or do you really have such magnificent skin, wide eyes (I have heard of doe eyes but yours take the cake) and perfect cheek bones? Oh and by the way, the bio wasn't too bad either smile
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Karen
Love of Life to Alex T4N2M0 SCC Tonsil, BOT, R lymph nodes
Dx March 2010 51yrs. Unresectable. HPV+ve
Tx Chemo x 3+1 cycles(cisplatin,docetaxel,5FU)- complete May 31
Chemoradiation (IMRTx35 + weekly cisplatin)
Finish Aug 27
Return to work 2 years on
3 years out Aug 27 2013 NED smile
Still underweight

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#147310 - 03/19/12 05:18 PM Re: Christine B in the Washington Post [Re: klo]
Maria Offline
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Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 873
Loc: Ohio
Way to go, Christine!
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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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