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Article Talk: What Are Your Thoughts on 'Pinktober'?
October 28, 2019
I received an initial diagnosis of Stage 4 squamous cell (HPV positive) oropharyngeal cancer, primary site left tonsil which had metastasized to lymph nodes on both sides of my neck in 2010. Reoccurrences in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018. Moved from neck to lungs to mediastinum. Currently undergoing treatment with nivolumab with scans that indicate NED. In my opinion, October should be designated as cancer month period. Pink would no longer be the exclusive color of October but a month of many colors. It would be an opportunity to educate others about all cancers-warning signs, diagnostic techniques, treatments and living as a person with cancer or as a thriver. The month could spotlight well known types of cancer, as well as rare cancers. Cancer ...

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