My Golden Buzzer - Working to Save Lives Worldwide

My Golden Buzzer - Working to Save Lives Worldwide

I hope this blog encourages you to shoot for the stars, to accomplish your dreams. My hope is that you believe anything is possible, and that you can overcome any challenges that come your way. As a stage IV HPV throat cancer survivor, staying positive is key to serving as a role model for other survivors, caregivers and those currently battling cancer. Being positive was critical as I was battling cancer back in 2014.

Music Kept Me Strong - Allowing Me to Beat Cancer

Music Kept Me Strong - Allowing Me to Beat Cancer

As a stage IV HPV throat cancer survivor, listening to music really helped me when I was struggling through chemo and radiation treatments back in 2014. When I think about how different life could have been for my wife, kids, family and friends had I not beaten cancer, music inspires me to be strong and remain positive so that I can share my story to protect others from HPV related cancers.

Home Rider Invasion 2018 is May 4 - 6 in New York - Come Join the Party

Home Rider Invasion 2018 is May 4 - 6 in New York - Come Join the Party

Peloton's 2018 Home Rider Invasion (HRI) is May 4 - 6 at the studio in Chelsea, New York.  If you are not familiar with Peloton, please visit www.OnePeloton.com. I am not an employee of Peloton, although I am a Peloton enthusiast, promoting it to all of my family and friends since buying the home spinning bike back in December 2015. Last year's HRI was awesome, and I'm confident that this year will blow last year out of the water. 

Dr. David Diamond - My radiation oncologist & friend

Dr. David Diamond - My radiation oncologist & friend

Dr. David Diamond is my radiation oncologist and my friend. He is smart, very well respected and  has tremendous bedside manner. Back in May 2014 when I was initially diagnosed with HPV-related tonsil cancer, also knows as squamous cell carcinoma and oropharyngeal cancer, he was one of my first phone calls after calling my family. It was an emotional call for me, as I was reaching out to a doctor I knew from social events to share that I was likely becoming his patient. My life would now be in his hands.

2018 New Staging for HPV-related Oropharyngeal Cancer - Patients are Beating this Cancer

2018 New Staging for HPV-related Oropharyngeal Cancer - Patients are Beating this Cancer

2018 New Staging for HPV-related Oropharyngeal Cancer - I am excited to share that as of January 2018 New Staging was released for those diagnosed with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. When I first learned about this new staging I was concerned that somehow my story would be less meaningful and important for those who heard it, and that it would have less of an impact in creating awareness and saving lives worldwide. I have since changed my mind, and am more enthusiastic than ever to share my story. I believe this new staging will give people hope and confidence to fight to survive.