Cameron’s Story

Family

Coping With Caregiving Three months after the birth of our first child, Lily, my wife Heather and I received some devastating news. Heather had been diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and I became her caregiver. We were given several choices about where to take her treatment, and when I looked over at Heather, I could [...]


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Paul’s story

My name is Caprice and my story is about the most amazing, loving, selfless dad that ever walked the earth. My Dad Paul Joseph SR Letourneau fought this HORRIFIC disease for abt 4 years total. He had bit the side of his tongue and there was a white soar on the side of his tongue [...]


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Angelia’s Story

In February 2009, I was eating breakfast and noticed that it hurt my mouth to eat. I went to the mirror to find the source of the pain. I found a small hard lump on the floor of my mouth. I contacted a dentist and got in right away. He said I needed a biopsy [...]


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Jana’s Story

My dad is an oral cancer survivor and I would like to share his story. Diagnosis. In 1987 my father was diagnosed with oral cancer. He was having pain in his jaw and thought his wisdom tooth was bothering him. He had a dental exam and panoramic X-ray taken and the dentist saw something abnormal [...]


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Dave’s Story

I unfortunately do not have any pictures, during my battle I didn’t want any to be taken, I regret that now. My name is Dave.  I am 40 and married with no children. I live in Iowa and work as a Plant Manager for a local company were my wife is a receptionist. Her name [...]


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Pamela’s Story

For almost a year, prior to having any visible sign that anything was wrong, I had intermittent pain on the left side of my tongue when I would eat or drink. I would check my tongue every 2-3 weeks to find the cause for the pain, but didn’t find anything. I even had several health [...]


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Kristina’s Story

March 2002 After about two years, my father, Christopher, went to a doctor to consult about a large lump on his tongue although he fought my grandmother on the issue, due to monetary reasons. My father never smoked a day in his life but had poor oral hygiene and as a truck driver was around [...]


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Samantha’s Story

September 2, 2009 I do not smoke, and I only consume alcohol socially, for example, at weddings, or special occasions, or maybe for a relaxing weekend with my husband. Yet, I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer on February 6th, 2009. I am an oral cancer survivor. About 4 years ago I noticed a sore spot [...]


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Michelle’s Story

May 13, 2009 I was diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma on palate in October of 2007. I was lucky that it was low grade and only required surgery and did not loose any bone. The bad part was that even though I am a dental assistant and should have known better, I ignored the lump for [...]


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Together we fight oral cancer. Together we save a life every hour.

Amy’s Story

July 11, 2009 In 2006 my mom developed oral cancer. It is a sad emotional story and one I shall not go into detail right now as it makes me quite sad. She never smoked but it was a result of her old inhaler being too strong. Luckily after radio therapy and a lot of [...]


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Together we fight oral cancer. Together we save a life every hour.