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Hello everybody.... I am new in here and unfamiliar with the protocol. I thought I'd start here with an introduction. I'm Sam from Columbia, SC (actually relocated here in 2002 from NY). I had stage 4 head and neck cancer, originally diagnosed  Oct 2015. Travelled to NYC for surgery/treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering and now cancer free!!!

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  • MarineE5
    MarineE5 Member Posts: 1,031 Member
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    Welcome Sam

    As Phrannie often says, welcome to the club no one wants to join. This is a good site with knowledgeable people that have been thru just about everything. So, if one person may not know the answer to any question you have, someone else may. 

    Very glad to hear "Cancer Free" for you

    My Best to You and Everyone Here

  • stevenpepe
    stevenpepe Member Posts: 234
    edited June 2016 #3
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    Welcome Sam, I go to MSK

    Welcome Sam, I go to MSK myself. Stage 1 tongue cancery surgery April 1, currently completed 11 of 30 radiation treatments. Lousy club to join but the folks are very helpful here.

  • SamG1965
    SamG1965 Member Posts: 3
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    MarineE5 said:

    Welcome Sam

    As Phrannie often says, welcome to the club no one wants to join. This is a good site with knowledgeable people that have been thru just about everything. So, if one person may not know the answer to any question you have, someone else may. 

    Very glad to hear "Cancer Free" for you

    My Best to You and Everyone Here

    Sorry

    SOrry I had to leave abrubtly... good meeitng you

  • SamG1965
    SamG1965 Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2016 #5
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    Welcome Sam, I go to MSK

    Welcome Sam, I go to MSK myself. Stage 1 tongue cancery surgery April 1, currently completed 11 of 30 radiation treatments. Lousy club to join but the folks are very helpful here.

    Hello

    MSK are the major leagues!!! I was happy with them. I had 25 treatments and stayed at Hope Lodge in Jan/Feb. I was impressed with the comprehensive treatment at MSK. Surgeon... Radiologist... Dentist... Nutritionist... Speech and Swallowing therapist... many in the same building!!!

  • swopoe
    swopoe Member Posts: 492
    edited June 2016 #6
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    My husband was diagnosed with

    My husband was diagnosed with stage 1 tongue cancer in October 2015. That month must have been a bad month! He is also cancer free! Glad to meet you. We live in Houston. Hope you continue to do well!

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    edited June 2016 #7
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    Welcome Sam to The Head & Neck group.

    Welcome:

    As always sorry anyone has to join, but you did find the best group there is. Glad to here you are doing good. Mine was SCC Stage 3 Supraglottic and they got the tumor when they removed my larynx and have been NED ever since. The doctor will wait until my five year mark, before he will use the term cured.

    Bill

  • TracyLynn72
    TracyLynn72 Member Posts: 839
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    welcome

    Welcome!  I'm in the Charlotte, NC area...we're practically neighbors!  I was treated through Levine Cancer Center right here in town.  Glad to hear you're cancer free.  It's a FANTASTIC thing to hear those words! 

  • kdot2003
    kdot2003 Member Posts: 143
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    Hi Sam, 

    Hi Sam, 

    Great to hear you are NED!!!!