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October 18, 2013
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October 18, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

With my husband's diagnosis of throat cancer, my world spun wildly. We made it through the initial treatment. When we learned that the cancer had spread and wasn't as neatly contained as we'd been led to think it would be....my world crashed. It was then that I realized I needed not just the informational help, but also the emotional help, that was offered on OCF. I have made some new kind of friends, and I can't begin to elucidate all that the site has done for me--and by extension, for my family.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 17, 2013
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October 17, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

The most amazing forum with very knowledgeable and supportive people. I wish I had found it earlier...

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013
3 people found this review helpful

I found OCF when researching reconstruction of my mandible which had been removed because of cancer. I learned a great deal from the website and received honest and helpful information and support from the forums. I continue to follow the latest news via the RSS feed on my homepage. On the forums I learned much about the importance of having others who understand the impact this form of cancer makes in a person's life. I have had two other forms of cancer and fond this site to be much clearer, better organized, and more reliable on a scientific level than sites devoted to other forms of cancer.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 15, 2013
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July 22, 2009

My only regret is that I did not find the OCF website until several months after my treatments ended. The forum has been incredible for me, putting me in touch with many others who have gone through t... more

October 15, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

This site was such a blessing after my treatments for stage 4 head and neck cancer, and continues to be a part of my life as a place to go to give and receive moral support, Love everyone on the forum and Brian Hill does a great job keeping us all up to date on developments in research and developments.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 22, 2009

My only regret is that I did not find the OCF website until several months after my treatments ended. The forum has been incredible for me, putting me in touch with many others who have gone through the same experiences and are dealing with the same after affects of treatment. The information available on the site and especially the forum helped me get through the toughest time of my life. I will always be grateful for this wonderful foundation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Boosting my morale when I was really down.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to reach out to patients while they are going through treatment to let them know there's a place they can come for info and support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful people on the forum.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I've only "met" them on line but they have been informative and supportive and generally wonderful people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

overcome those challenges.

Ways to make it better...

I had found it sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting word out to the public about early detection of oral cancer. Getting the dental profession to make oral cancer screenings part of their routine.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Cancer is horrible and nothing can change that but OCF has helped me deal with it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 12, 2013
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October 12, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

When my husband developed worrisome symptoms three years ago, the OCF provided emotional support for me as a caregiver, and education for both of us moving through diagnosis, work-up for treatments, the treatment itself, recovery and return to a new normal. OCF provides education, emotional support, and a host of practical tips on dealing with this dreadful disease. My husband made it through in good order, and this morning we enjoyed a wonderful walk in the park together. OCF helped get us there.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 9, 2013

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October 9, 2013

I found this site after my boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer. The site and the members have been extremely helpful over the past 3 months, both in the emotional support and the information about treatments. This is an awesome organization, and I feel so blessed that they are available for all of us struggling as patients, and caregivers!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 9, 2013
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October 9, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I learned about this site from a web search 7years ago when I was first told about my oral cancer. For me it has been very helpful from there forum pages. If you have a question or a concern just type up your note and you will get replies back to help. It great to have a strong support system like this out there.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get information out to doctors to be passed to new oral cancer patients

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013
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October 8, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I found the OCF website shortly after being diagnosed with oral cancer. The information provided on their website was very helpful when I was trying to grasp the enormity of the diagnosis. The Survivor/Patient Forum was an invaluable resource for both information and support. It is extremely difficult to sift through all the information that's thrown at you while still reeling from the news that you have cancer. The foundation provided me with the information that I needed in a clear, concise format that was invaluable at the time. The forum provided me with a place to talk with people who understood what I was experiencing. I was relatively young and had a new baby when I was diagnosed. The forum allowed me to meet and talk with other women who were in similar positions. I can't overstate the impact that had on me. It was such a gift to know that I wasn't alone.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase visibility so that even more patients and caregivers could join the community.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013

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October 8, 2013

Going through oral cancer a few years ago, I learned about OCF from my oncologist. Since then I've been a frequent visitor to the forums, read nearly all the educational material and become a regular donor. I can't say enough about the amazing support and expertise offered by both the Foundation itself and the wonderful people who comprise its members, volunteers and just plain Joe and Jane Public Citizens. I've been to many similar sites dealing with other personal medical issues. The Oral Cancer Foundation is the gold standard.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it a million bucks... if I had it. I hope more people will become aware of the organization, because it deserves to be in the forefront of education and support for anyone with head and neck cancer, or who knows someone so afflicted.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013
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October 8, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I found the ocf site soon after I was diagnosed I learned more in the next couple days than my doctors told me over the following weeks I had answers to my own questions and doctors agreed when asked remarkable site with incredible angels waiting to help you with your struggles even when they are going through there own, I still visit ( lurk) to learn new treatments and keep informed thank you ocf

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Pay them

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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