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#148770 - 04/26/12 01:12 PM My 3rd annual OC screening
davidcpa Offline

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Loc: Gulfport, Florida
This Saturday marks my 3rd annual free oral cancer screening in the City of Gulfport, Fl. This year I have added a free Prostrate screening as well and if all goes well I will be adding more free cancer screenings next year, like skin. The Prostrate screening is a PSA blood draw which will be sent off for testing and the results mailed to the "donor". The City of Gulfport and Walgreens, who provides the use of their parking lot, are co sponsors.

One day, perhaps as soon as next year, I envision a parking lot full of free cancer and other suitable medical testings.
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David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT w/ 2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker and exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 w/ concurrent IMRT x 35, (70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over 8/28/06. June 2007, back to riding my bike 100 miles a week. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per week. Nov 2013 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, and took 1st Place in my age group. April 2014, Spun for 9 straight hours to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program.

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#148771 - 04/26/12 02:26 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: davidcpa]
ChristineB Offline
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Way to go David!!! The residents of Gulfport are very lucky!
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Christine

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 rad end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
total of 185 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 hospital extended 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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#148786 - 04/27/12 12:46 AM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: ChristineB]
Anne-Marie Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 2503
Loc: TN
Wow, David. Gulfport really is lucky to have you! Makes me want to go to Gulfport - especially with the butt-free beaches!
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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.)




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#148839 - 04/29/12 01:44 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: Anne-Marie]
davidcpa Offline

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We screened 125 yesterday and "referred" 10 to have another look by an ENT. We performed 38 PSA blood draws.
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David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT w/ 2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker and exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 w/ concurrent IMRT x 35, (70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over 8/28/06. June 2007, back to riding my bike 100 miles a week. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per week. Nov 2013 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, and took 1st Place in my age group. April 2014, Spun for 9 straight hours to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program.

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#148858 - 04/29/12 09:22 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: davidcpa]
ChristineB Offline
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Posts: 7933
Loc: PA
Great job!!!

I sure hope those 10 people are diagnosed with nothing serious. If they would be Im sure you have told them where to go for help.
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Christine

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 rad end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
total of 185 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 hospital extended 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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#148859 - 04/29/12 09:23 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: davidcpa]
wilckdds Offline
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Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 2219
Loc: Newtown, PA
You are the greatest. Keep it up and you could just become the President.
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Jerry

Retired Dentist, 59 years old at diagnosis. SCC of the left lateral border of the tongue (Stage I). Partial glossectomy and 30 nodes removed, 4/6/05. Nodes all clear. No chemo no radiation 7 year survivor.

"Whatever doesn't kill me, makes me stronger"

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#148901 - 04/30/12 09:11 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: wilckdds]
davidcpa Offline

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Loc: Gulfport, Florida
@ Christine...For each person that a dentist referred they were walked over to me so I was able to give them my contact info just in case.

@ Jerry...after being the Vice Mayor for my City for the last 2 years one could not PAY ME ENOUGH to run for any other political office. lol
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David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT w/ 2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker and exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 w/ concurrent IMRT x 35, (70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over 8/28/06. June 2007, back to riding my bike 100 miles a week. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per week. Nov 2013 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, and took 1st Place in my age group. April 2014, Spun for 9 straight hours to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program.

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#148904 - 04/30/12 09:34 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: davidcpa]
ChristineB Offline
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Loc: PA
Great job, David! I am happy to hear that anyone who had something questionable got the opportunity to speak with you. Its so important that they get pointed in the right direction and know they arent alone. Putting a face to oral cancer for someone can make such a huge impact on them. Too often people panic when faced with a serious illness.

At the Philadelphia walk I was sure to hand out some business cards and speak with the doctors doing the screenings. I wanted to make sure they would send anyone that could have oral cancer over to OCF and also have the ability to contact me if they wanted to.
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Christine

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 rad end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
total of 185 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 hospital extended 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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#148908 - 04/30/12 10:22 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: ChristineB]
EricS Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 1843
Loc: Idaho
Way to Go DAVID!

You are one of my hero's man, thanks for being the example brotha!
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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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#148933 - 05/01/12 01:02 PM Re: My 3rd annual OC screening [Re: EricS]
Susan Lauria Offline
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Registered: 06/25/08
Posts: 471
Loc: New Jersey, United States
Great job David!!! This is really turning into something big!! Send some pics so we can post on the site!!

Congratulations on another successful screening!

Susan
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Susan Lauria - OCF Event Coordinator - Always looking for volunteers to help spread the word about early detection! Contact me if you can help!

*Brother passed away from tongue cancer in 2006 at age 47, was co-caregiver, he was non-smoker/casual drinker

LETS MAKE ORAL CANCER HISTORY!

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