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After a little cajolling, I have convinced the CSN that there is a need for a discussion for military cancer survivors. The purpose of this discussion is to give military folks a safe place to go and ask questions about treatment, administrative issues, performance evaluations, etc. that are unique to military cancer survivors. If you or someone you care about are military cancer survivors, stop on over and say "Attention!". I have recruited Kat - a military attorney with 11 years of trial experience and Mike, an oncology nurse (NOT a doctor) to help out with technical stuff. As you may have gathered, I am an old dinosaur myself (23 years E-1 to O-4) with lots of experience at "working the system". We're here to listen, advise, let you vent or kick you in the butt if necessary.

Hoping to hear from you soon - active duty or retirees.

- LCDR SpongeBob

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Hello Sponge Bob,
I am very impressed with what you are doing and would like to let you know if you need any people to help count me in. You can email me direct at srvivr95@yahoo.com I am a Cancer survivor now for a little over 8 yrs now and am very happy to be alive.
One another note I want to thank you and all the men and women under your command for the job you all do to keep us safe.


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spongebob's picture
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Thanks very much, Pete!

I appreciate your words of encouragement and support. Congrats on your 8 year success story - stories like yours are an inspiration to all of us!

I am curious, are you former military? As I mentioned in a recent post to petenice at the MCS discussion, there seems to be a higher per capita incidence of testicular cx among people who are either military pilots/navigators like petenice (with a radar between their legs) or military shipdrivers like me (leaning over a radar for 8-12 hours a day. It really has to make you wonder.

Thanks again for your post. I hope you don't mind that I copied it over to the MCS discussion.

Happy holidays!

- SpongeBob

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Joined: Mar 2004

I have just joined the CSN network and very intrested in the military cancer survivors. I am currently in the military. The information would be very good for everybody in the military.