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Why will I ride for Peletonia? I will ride to fund research that will de-intensify the treatment for non-smoker head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients. Fortunately, the survival rate for this cohort of cancer patients is very favorable, but survival comes at the price of a debilitating treatment and adverse long term side effects. Research to identify solutions that retain the high treatment efficacy and reduce the severity of the treatment on the throat and mouth will benefit those who are yet to be identified with this disease.
Peletonia weekend 2017, marked days 19 & 20 of my cancer journey at the James. At the completion of concurrent radiation and chemotherapy treatment, I had lost 25% of my body weight, lost 50% of my jaw mobility, and was constrained to a liquid only diet for 9 weeks.
When I ride in Pelotonia this summer, I will celebrate my personal victory.
Give to Pelatonia so those who will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer can have fewer long term side effects after a successful treatment.
Please join me in supporting this cause, where 100% of your donation will go directly towards cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.