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Fri, Jul 19 9:00am · Diagnosed with sarcoma? Let's share in Cancer

The good news is that Dr. Moore was able to get extremely great margins and 100% of the tumor. Fortunately I did not have to have any radiation. This was three years ago and I know that perspective on radiation has evolved. I would have a serious conversation with Dr. Moore about the benefits and potential concerns. As you most likely know he is very approachable and will engage in a healthy dialogue. Good luck to you!

Wed, Jun 12 9:23am · Diagnosed with sarcoma? Let's share in Cancer

When my laryngeal chondrosarcoma (less than 200 cases ever) was diagnosed the first opinion I received from one of the top 10 surgeons in this area was that I may end up with a permanent trach and maybe a feeding tube. I ended up visiting 5 other surgeons and Mayo was the only place that provided me with hope that they could remove all the cancer and maintain the majority of functionality. I strongly advise you to seek additional opinions and Mayo should be at the top of that list.

Thu, May 30 6:55pm · Diagnosed with sarcoma? Let's share in Cancer

Deb, it has been sometime and I was thinking of you and curious as to the progress you have been making. I continue to be blessed and am enjoying my grandkids! Look forward to hearing from you. Jeff

Nov 18, 2018 · HPV Throat Cancer in Head & Neck Cancer

Unfortunately I am not familiar with this type of cancer. My cancer was removed surgically and did not require chemo or radiation. Mine was a very rare form and less than 200 case had ever been reported of laryngeal chondrosarcoma. What I do know is that of all the doctors I went to get opinions only one believed that he could get all the cancer and maintain my functionality; breathing, speaking and eating. Mayo is the only place I found hope and I believed they could help me and I had faith in my doctor. If you are being treated at Mayo you most likely have the best care anyone can provide. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your journey.

Oct 17, 2018 · Trach after esophageal cancer in Head & Neck Cancer

I strongly recommend a second opinion and I would suggest you visit Dr. Eric Moore. I had a very rare form of cancer called Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma which paralyzed one of my vocal cords and blocked 90% of my esophagus. I had a trach in during numerous surgeries and was finally able to have it removed. My voice is different, I can swallow and breathe st 50%. Dr. Moore was a blessing along with his entire team at Mayo! Jeff

Aug 23, 2018 · Melanoma of esophagus in Head & Neck Cancer

I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma that threatened my speech and ability to eat and breath. I traveled the country and of the 7 surgeons I visited, Dr. Eric Moore at Mayo Rochester was the only one who was confident that he could remove the entire tumor and save my functionality which he ultimately did. I strongly urge you to make the journey and get another opinion.

Aug 16, 2018 · Diagnosed with sarcoma? Let's share in Cancer

Hello Deb, I hope that this note finds you in great health! My wife and I were at Mayo on Monday for my first full year annual check-up and I am delighted to report that I ma totally cancer free, the reconstruction sight looks pristine and there has been no shrinkage at the sight as well. I am exercising and running and having the time of my life with our grandchildren. I look forward to hear of your progress and wish you well. Your fellow survivor and thriver, Jeff

Apr 17, 2018 · Diagnosed with sarcoma? Let's share in Cancer

Deb, Hope this finds you well and look forward to learn how your recovery continues to progress. On April 12th Mayo published an article concerning my journey and I wanted to share it with you. The following link will take you to the sight; the article is titled “Retaining His Voice With Radical Treatment” https://sharing.mayoclinic.org