My co-worker's brother died of oral cancer. When my son-in-law was diagnosed with base of tongue cancer, my daughter was a wreck. I wanted to shield her from the gruesome details my co-worker went through. My daughter then found OCF and learned a great deal. She was still on edge but became stronger as she learned more and more. My son-in-law did well and is cancer free now.
A very dear friend of mine and her family received support and help through friendships and advocay and information from the OCF. As an OC victem, the foundation was very helpful to her and her children. i suppor this foundation 100%
my friend's mom had oral cancer and the ocf was very helpful not only to her but to her entire family as they were dealing with the most difficult time in their lives
My daughter was diagnosed with oral cancer a few years ago. The help and support of the other survivors and caregivers she meet on the OCF forum helped her get through the treatment. The information on the website on oral cancer is the most comprehensive around. The Oral Cancer Foundation is a wonderful organization.
The OCF was very helpful when my cousin's daughter was diagnosed with oral cancer. Finding support and assistance at a difficult time can make the all the difference for the family and patient.
My mother was diagnosed with tongue cancer 4 years ago. She was a non-smoker and otherwise very healthy. It was a shock to hear that she had cancer. The treatment was difficult, but fortunately she found the Oral Cancer Foundation website to help her through it. The information on the website is the best around, and the support she received from the forum was outstanding.
The Oral Cancer Foundation helped someone very important to me survive oral cancer. OCF not only helped him survive, but provided much needed support and information.
This organization is wonderful! My boss survived mouth cancer with the help of your organization; your organization made it possible for him to survive not only the disease, but the cure as well.
My friend was diagnosed with tongue cancer; your organization allowed him to not just survive the cure, but function and be sane. THANK YOU!!!
My wife was diagnosed with oral cancer at the age of 40. We knew nothing about oral cancer, it's treatment, or any of the side effects. We were lucky enough to find OCF shortly after she was diagnosed. It has been a valueble source of information for us.
My father-in-law is a 4+ year oral cancer survivor and has told me many times how helpful the Oral Cancer Foundation was for him during and after his cancer. He has also become very active on the OCF forum helping others.
My cousin's daughter had oral cancer and I know that the OCF was very helpful. She speaks highly of the all the services offered by OCF.
This company helped out my friend's husband when he was diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Very helpful organization. Very Informative site.
OCF has been a GODSEND to me and my family. When my father was diagnosed with Oral Cancer... the website and message boards that they provide was the only thing that got us through! I found an instant online family filled with support, guidance, and lots of help in answering questions. This was an extremely difficult time for us, and my OCF family took me under their wing, and made things so much easier. Without OCF, we would have been lost and alone!!!
I have only recently become aware of The Oral Cancer Foundation's work through my friend Megan Cannon, however seeing all the work and her level of commitment to oral cancer awareness I have become more educated about oral cancer. The Oral Cancer Foundation has taught me so much more than I've ever learned in health class about prevention and awareness. I'm proud to be a supporter of The Oral Cancer Foundation.
My cousin's daughter had oral cancer and I know that the OCF was very helpful to her. She really appreciates what they did for her and wants to help this organization as much as possible because of how they helped her during her daughter's ordeal.
I had a friend whose daughter had oral cancer and OCF was a Godsend! Great people, doing great work! They really need more funding.
When I found a tumor in my mouth, I made a doctor’s appointment, then went online. What I found was doom and gloom and made me think I should not renew magazine subscriptions or make plans for Christmas. When I finally found the Oral Cancer Foundation, it was like a breath of fresh air. In addition to finding a LOT of calming, factual information, I discovered the forum, where I could read about real-life experiences. I could breath again. As I began treatment, every question I posted was answered. What could have been a long, scary summer was instead a Grand Adventure as I went into each new procedure completely briefed as to what I could expect. As an example of the type of information provided on the forum, at one point I very casually mentioned a transitory change in my hearing. One member told me that the chemo I was receiving will cause a very small percentage of patients extreme hearing loss. I took this information to the medical oncologist at my next visit, and he immediately changed the drugs I was receiving. Without the help from the people I met on the Oral Cancer Foundation forum, I would now be deaf as a post. That is a very powerful and important source of information for oral cancer patients and their families! In the nearly eight years since I first logged on, the site has grown exponentially, providing up-to-date information and via the forum, emotional support as well. The people who work behind the scenes to make this happen are heros in every sense of the word. I, alone, benefitted by absolutely current and correct information, the support I received on the forum, and the wonderful friends I have made there with whom I will always share a common bond. When I consider how many, many other patients, family members and friends of patients have similarly made use of this fantastic resource, I realize how extremely valuable the Oral Cancer Foundation is.
April 20, 2007 I was diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Epidermoid Carcinoma, located in my the bone of my upper palate. Horrible situation to have to go through alone and with no one around who had been through this. I knew I needed to seek help fast. I searched the web for sites that help and have information for those with Oral Cancer and there were none. Not even the American Society had much coverage on Oral Cancer. Not enough that satisfied me and what I needed to know about what I had to go through. The "cancer" language is new and different and professionals tend to speak faster than one can understand. It was maddening having to write down things and remember other things, that needed to be understood and/or answered. I wasn't going to make any moves until I knew all my options and was able to feel comfortable with the information I was received. Than one day I happened by Oral Cancer Foundation. I was elated. The website is amazing. My questions were answered not only personally by people who went through but by reading what was written as well. They were very helpful not in the sense of giving medical advice but advice that was necessary to move forward. The fear I had within was removed so that I may go on to the next step. I never felt alone and at times knew that I could help others. Oral Cancer Foundation's helped me communicate at a time that was very difficult to speak. God Bless this website.
My Cousin has Oral Cancer, I think it is great how this organization is helping her and many others with this cancer... I like how they are trying to raise awareness too... I never knew about oral cancer before, now I understand a little bit more about it, and how it is important to have screenings, just like you would for other cancers...