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Dlynn1210's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    FYI I was diagnosed on 2007 with tonsil cancer. Two oncologists agreed that radiation and chemo were needed. I honestly went for the second opinion hoping against hope that the second oncologist would tell me I didn't need chemo. It is eight years since my diagnosis and I am still cancer free so chemo works! Diana

    June 29 at 5:57 PM view post
    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

      My husband was diagnosed in September with lung cancer. He had radiation but chemo was never even offered as they believed it would not cure his cancer and would lessen his quality of life.. He passed away the following April 2 and those last few months nothing reduced the horrible pain he was living with. When the phone rang and startled him he would cry out in pain. CTCA who created and sponsor this site are st...

      June 29 at 5:48 PM view post
      • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi Michael I am closing in on 8 years since diagnosis and am still cancer free. I won't go over some very good information provided here but I will just point out some facts. First, tonsil cancer can be very different from other types of head and neck cancer. After reading all of your posts while the right thing to do is follow up with your ENT in a month, I honestly do not believe you have anything to worry ab...

        June 20 at 11:44 AM view post
        • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

          Hi Robert - I agree with every word of your post. I am closing in on 8 years since diagnosed in July 2007. God is good all the time AND all the time God is good! While I have a "new normal" life is good and I make each day count for something productive because I don't take it for granted anymore. Diana Diana

          June 08 at 12:35 PM view post
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            The main reason I chose to be treated at CTCA - because God is everywhere inside the building - and shared. Many doctors and nurses came to work there because they are cancer survivors themselves. I was surprised when I started asking many of them why they were there. Zion is a relatively small town ((where all streets are Biblical names) so how did so many specialists wind up working there? There is a chapel whe...

            June 04 at 8:40 PM view post
            • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

              To answer the question Clint brought up - the answer is simple - to help cancer patients. They have definitely accomplished that. This forum - oh this forum and what it has meant to so many during my almost eight years on here. It has brought cancer patients from all over the world together to share information. I have counseled, shared God's words with, and cried when a CC friend loses her battle with cancer. I...

              June 04 at 8:27 PM view post
              • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                I guess I have a difficult time understanding this "for profit" discussion. Every hospital is for profit - in fact every business is for profit. To be considered non-profit you are allowed to pay all of your employees, all expenses on your building's upkeep, etc with no share holders involvement. Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, janitors, cafeteria workers, laundry workers, maids, and the many more that is re...

                June 04 at 8:18 PM view post
                • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                  I apologize if I interpreted it the wrong way. I did say I am going through an emotionally bad time right now and am most likely rude a couple of times a day myself so I'm down to one more allowed today - and I haven't even left my house. Diana

                  June 04 at 8:01 PM view post
                  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                    CTCA was not rude to your adult child - if that was the case, it was an individual who was rude. We are all human and have bad days. I'm going through an emotional time myself right now and have most likely been considered rude a couple of times - a day. The doctors and the nurses at every hospital are the same - they have a bad day ever so often. They may have just lost a parent or grandparent. They have lives ...

                    June 04 at 4:35 PM view post
                    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                      It wasn't that the insurance company did not accept my daughter, her insurance company did not approve the request to go to CTCA in Zion, IL where I was treated and they did not APPROVE her to go to Atlanta BUT they did approve her going to Philly. When I went for my check-up and told my oncologist at CTCA what was going on with her he called someone in the main office and told them to,"Get her in here as soon a...

                      June 04 at 4:27 PM view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent chemo and radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Sept 2012. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

                      UPDATE - I am now
                      7 1/2 years clear of cancer. My oncologist considers me cured of head and neck cancer. No more scans!!!

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