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#157680 - 11/16/12 08:59 PM seeking general info
Fast Eddy Offline
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Registered: 11/16/12
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Loc: Northern California
Hi all. I'm looking for advise about and knowledge of any and all cancer treatments. I am not a cancer patient. I hope that you all are doing well and that this organization's efforts continue to work for the best for all.


Edited by ChristineB (11/17/12 03:29 AM)

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#157682 - 11/16/12 09:19 PM seeking general info [Re: tina77]
davidcpa Offline

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Eddy,

Other than to say that all cancer treatments involve some or all of surgery, chemo and radiation, your question is far too broad to answer. Please be more specific.
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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 14, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.

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#157693 - 11/17/12 03:32 AM Re: seeking general info [Re: Fast Eddy]
ChristineB Offline
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Please begin your own thread hen asking questions. There is a search function to look up information. That would help to answer your questions.
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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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#157704 - 11/17/12 11:12 AM Re: seeking general info [Re: Fast Eddy]
Anne-Marie Offline
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Eddy - Also, take a look at the main page of OCF - there are many links you can click on to get lots of information to help you get ideas on any questions you might have for anyone here.
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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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#158499 - 12/05/12 02:45 AM Re: seeking general info [Re: Fast Eddy]
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Originally Posted By: Fast Eddy
Hi all. I'm looking for advise about and knowledge of any and all cancer treatments. I am not a cancer patient. I hope that you all are doing well and that this organization's efforts continue to work for the best for all.


Fast Eddy (my nickname growing up was Fast Eddie) I think I would answer your question by saying go to the NCCN website (nccn.org) and you will find any and all cancer treatments tucked away in a nice orderly fashion by types of cancer with suggested guidelines that are typically followed by all comprehensive cancer centers. You can even download a PDF file that allows you to follow Head and Neck Cancer in our case and see based on first treatment vs recurrence, etc. and a flow chart that shows follow up treatment as well. This should give you everything you want and more.

-Ed
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SCC Stage IV
BOT primary
T2N2bM0
Cisplatin/5FU x 3
40 days radiation at 4 sites
Diagnosis 07/21/03 tx completed 10/08/03
Diagnosis Post Radiation Lower Motor Neuron Syndrome 3/08.
Diagnosis Cervical Spinal Stenosis 01/11
Diagnosis Cervical Myelitis 09/12
Diagnosis Thoracic Paraplegia 10/12
Diagnosis Dysautonomia 11/12
Hospice care 09/12, off 01/13.
Diagnosis PLS 02/13
Diagnosis COPD 01/14
Living life LARGE with no quit in this guy!

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