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Karin's Latest Battle With Cancer

Karin underwent a 12-hour operation at Moffitt Cancer Center on April 16 for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. This involved partial soft palate and left tonsil removal, left side neck dissection, and right side voicebox tumor biopsy. Reconstructive surgery included using skin from her left wrist and skin from her left thigh to rpair the , as well as insertion of a titanium plate to replace the hole in the soft palate.To reach the tumor site, the surgical team had to break her jaw.

The surgeon who removed the tumor was pleased with the outcome, saying he was able to remove the entire mass before turning her over to the reconstructive surgery team. Karin awoke the next morning (April 17) and was in good spirits.

She had tracheostomy and NG (feeding) tubes.

Karin was moved from the ICU to a regular room on Sunday (April 19) and will be discharged to outpatient care on Sunday *April 26). She will have extensive speech and swallow therapy.

6th Annual Cycle for a Cure Postponed

Spring Hill, Florida, Saturday, August 15, 2020

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis the annual Cycle for a Cure event, which usually is held in mid-June has been postponed until mid-August. Thanks for your support of thiis important fundraiser in the battle against SNUC.. Please watch for updates

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