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#148187 - 04/13/12 07:28 AM Rest in peace Ross!  
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I just read Ross Yates FB Page, he is rossnz on here and found he passed away on 4/3/12. No longer in pain and passed with his older brother at his side. Figured I would share with everyone on here in case it hasn't been shared yet. Was only 45, so young, but so strong and great sense of humor!


25/female at diagnosis
Dx;stage 3 SCC tongue 03/25/2010
Surgery 04/13/2010
Trach,ng tube, peg feeding tube
Hemiglossectomy, right side neck dissection, 40 lymph nodes removed. Free-Flap transplant to tongue.
30 rounds IMRT ended July 15,2010
#148191 - 04/13/12 08:08 AM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: bethers0808]  
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Rest in Peace Ross.....surrounded by angels now...xx


Jeanna
Wife/Carer of Rod, 56, Dx 5/3/09, SCC Oropharnyx T4 N2, End Tx 28th 07/09, 7wks Rad, 3 Cisplatin, primary tonsil, 4cm Lymph right of neck, 1cm left, in jaw & soft palate & base of tongue. Peg 06/09. CT & PET scans 02/11 - NED. Dentures 20/09/11, PEG out 28/10/11.
#148194 - 04/13/12 09:22 AM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: Jeanna F]  
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I'm so sorry to hear this.
Ross battled hard and well.
Rest easy Ross,
Tammy


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 2017 - 5 years disease free. Woohoo!
#148196 - 04/13/12 09:25 AM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: tamvonk]  
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See you on the other side Ross.

Respect

Eric


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.
#148200 - 04/13/12 01:23 PM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: EricS]  
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Toronto canada
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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
#148217 - 04/13/12 08:02 PM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: Cheryld]  
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It always is so sad when we lose another one of our own. May Ross now rest in peace free from all the struggles.


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
#148223 - 04/13/12 09:56 PM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: ChristineB]  
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I am so sad on hearing about the loss of our friend Ross (rossnz - "OCF Kiwi Down Under").
No longer in pain and now at peace!!
From across the ditch...Gabriele X


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

#148227 - 04/13/12 11:06 PM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: bethers0808]  
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Bethers
A THANK YOU from us Facebook objectors. I know he had not posted since the first of February but had hoped he was just too busy. We will miss his posts, Requiescat in Pace brother.

Last edited by Charm2017; 04/13/12 11:09 PM. Reason: typos

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
#148254 - 04/14/12 09:03 AM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: Charm2017]  
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Oh it is so sad to read about the young people that came on the forum right before or even after I did that are now passed away. I come by here all the time and just expect to read about how well everyone is doing and it tears me up that not everyone is doing well after all. I hope oral cancer gets more funding and research so there can be better treatments for us.


BOT-SCC Partial glossectomy 7/16/09.
Stage IV, Rt ND 10/2/09.
Teeth out 11/5/09.
Port/peg in, 11/20/09.
7 wks rad & chemo, end 1/22/10
lung, colon biopsies 1/9/11 - both cancer
colon resect surg 1/10/11
Folfox + Avastin - discontinued 6/11
lung surgery 3/13/12, 5/1/12
mets to liver and bones
passed away 9/4/13
#148354 - 04/16/12 04:10 AM Re: Rest in peace Ross! [Re: bethers0808]  
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Thanks for telling us Bethany. I really hate hearing about losing another member of our family, but if he was suffering, am thankful that he is in Gods loving arms and free from pain.
julieann


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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