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I am a 43 yr old married mom of 2 wonderful kids. I have a great husband, mom and family who have helped me immensely thru this journey. On May 21, 2009 I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based in the tongue. I had 39 radiation treatments and 4 Cisplatin Chemos. After treatment the lump in my neck shrunk, but not entirely. So my wonderful ENT Surgeon said "LETS GET IT ALL" Nov 17, 2009 I had a neck dissection and it is now Jan 11, 2010 and I am healing. My ENT surgeon said ALL "C" is OUT! I plan to "LIVE" my life to the fullest since this creap of a disease shocked my world.... I am grateful for everything I have and I appreciate all of you on this blog. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. xoxoxo Elena Cuomo New Jersey

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June 22, 2009

Old Bridge, New Jersey

May 22, 1966

Cancer Survivor

Cancer Info

Tongue Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer/Tongue Based

May 21, 2009

The feeling of it multiplying without my control.

To appreciate life, dont sweat the small stuff!

Give advice--but go easy Im a sissy..lol

7 wks radiation/ 4 Chemos

Neck

While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.

Set for July 6 and July 21

July 6 Radiation and 1st Chemo begins

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