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#103751 09-18-2009 08:50 AM
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I finish my radiation treatments today at 3pm!!! I never thought this day would get here. First time I'm actually excited to go MDA! I'll be ringing that bell and bringing home my lovely mask. I can't believe it...I survived and made it through!!!


Dx 3/27/09 @ 28 years old with High Grade MEC T4N2M0
Elizabeth, 33, mother of 3 girls (4,7, &8yrs old)
3 rds of chemo(Carbo/Taxol)
Rt Mandibulectomy, rt fibular flap,& rt ND with trach, picc,& g-tube.
30 rds of rads with weekly cisplatin
SCANS ALL CLEAR!
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AWESOME - Congratulations on making it. It does seem like such a long haul and surviving it is worth celebrating. Take care of yourself as it is still tough for a while. Will keep you in my prayers.

God bless,
Bonnie


CG to daughter Brandy age 31 initial dx 10/06
SCC T4N0M0 with bone invasion upper maxillary
Surgery 10/06
CT's clear for 2 years

2nd recurrence - Laser surgery 1/09 dx
Tumor board - No surgery to invasive for QOL
35 IMRT 3/30/09 Completed 5/15/09
8 tx Erbitux 3/24/09 Completed 5/6/09
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Congratulations!!!
It's been a very long journey, but it's finally over. It will take awhile to get back to functioning 100%, so take care of yourself. Get lots of rest. Let you're family know that you still need help. But finishing treatment is one of the best feelings in the world so celebrate this weekend!!!!

Best Wishes
Sandyst


Sandy 56, BOT SCC Biopsy 1/21/09 Stage 3, T3NXM0.
Finished 3 cycle induction chemotherapy 4/7/09. (Chisplatin, 5-fu and Texotere). Re-staged 4/20/09,(very successful.) Will start Carboplatin/radiation 2 Gy/5 days/7 weeks (Tomotherapy) starting May 4th. Finished 6/22/09.
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Congratulations! SO happy for you! Happy healing and recouperating.
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery from this ordeal.

KATE


Tongue Cancer T2 N0 M0 /
Total Glossectomy Due to Location of Tumor

Finished all treatments May 25 2007
Surviving!!!
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How wonderful, I am so happy for you!


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That is some GREAT NEWS. A GREAT MILESTONE.

Ringing the bell...they didn't have that tradition at Moffitt but I would have probably been to weak to do it! lol


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 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
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Now you can spend some time reading in here what others did with their masks! On the road to recovery! Terrific news!


Husband: 3 SCC gum and cheek cancers 2002, 2005, 2006: surgery only. Scans clear after removal of small, well differentiated, non-invasive cancers. No radiation. 4th SCC lip diagnosed 4/13/07 - in situ, removed in biopsy. More lip removed 2/8/08 - dysplasia. 2 Biopsies 3/17/09 no cancer (lichenoids)
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Congrats to you!


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good for you, don't forget you feel a tiny bit better each day ,strangely i have kept my mask i am sort if fond of it !


age 52 heavy drinker and heavy smoker stage 111 squamous cell at base of tongue trying to give them all up ,8 lot of cetuximab and 35 lots of radiation , gave up smoking at the start of treatment. only drink now in moderation
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Great news Elizabeth!

I've kept my mask, not sure of what to do with it but not wanting to pitch it either. You still have some recovery to go so don't over do anything.


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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