The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is recognized as a leader in providing advanced cancer treatment. Read about some of our Head and Neck Oncology patients and their life-changing experiences. See all patient success stories.
It was quite a shock when I was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in October '09. What I thought was a swollen gland after coming down with the flu, turned out to be cancer that had spread to my lymph node...
After four years of nagging throat and ear problems, Pat Tierney was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the base of her tongue in 2008. She traveled from her home in Kentucky to several cancer centers around the country for opinions before deciding to be treated by Dr. William Regine in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore.
Donald Upchurch was treated for head and neck cancer at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Throughout his treatment, he and his wife, Darleen, chronicled the journey in pictures.
Many of us are celebrating renewal at this time of year. For family members who have cancer survivors, the celebration means an additional fresh start. I, too, have a family member who just completed the ordeal of radiation and chemotherapy for oral cancer. He is just now able to taste one flavor a little bit -- chocolate.
Jennifer Grogan was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tounge in June, 1994 when she was only 21. Her physician referred her to Dr. Robert Ord, the chief of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a professor at the University of Maryland Dental School.
Louis Schwarz refers to his experience with cancer as a "perfect storm." That compelling image - of a series of unlikely events coming together to produce a very powerful outcome - perfectly describes what led to his diagnosis and successful treatment for throat cancer.
In February of 1998, Marsha Reichman underwent a partial glossectomy for tongue cancer. Eight years later she is doing well and says "I am very grateful that I was recommended to Dr. Robert Ord and feel that is why I am still here. I think Dr. Ord is a phenemonal surgeon, and the best physician for..."