My name is Mark Summers. I live in Plainview Tx. I Was diagnosed on August 25, 2016,with Squamus cell carcinoma stage 3. It was in the base of my tongue. It was stage 3 due to size. It had not spread and had been discovered early. When my family and I were told by Dr Scalaro it was a tumor, I can say it was a blow to the gut. From the very beginning the staff and Dr's from Dr Scolaro to Dr Anderson to Dr Shalaby have been fantastic. They have been very helpful and explaining everything that was to occur. They didn' sugar coat it. When I started radiation treatments, I met Chris, Nina and Sarah. They were very patient with me because I started having panic attacks when in the mask. I looked forward to seeing them although not my treatments. Chris and I came to be friends because I really respected how he and Nina and Sarah worked with me. You have very good people working in radiation. I finished my treatments on December 6th. Dr Anderson and Dr Shalaby were great. Both had a great sense of humor, but were also to the point. I appreciate that they spoke to me straight up and didn't pull their punches. They told me this was going to beat me up but they would be there every step of the way. If I needed anything I could see Dr Anderson of Dr Neumann almost immediately. All of the staff were so easy and good to go through this with. Patty in Dr Anderson's office was friendly and she put up with me messing with her. Lori in nutrition was good too. My wife, Molly spoke with her constantly about how best for me to maintain my weight and strength. The people in the lab during my Eurbitux treatments couldn't have been better. Each one who was doing my once a week treatments took very good care of everything I needed during each treatment. On my last treatment, they had me ring the bell. I realized that that part was over and it was a very emotional moment for me. Today is Dec. 28th and I am getting better one day at a time. I want to thank everyone I came into contact with during this time. I almost forgot to mention Dr Miller. I had to have a feeding tube in because I couldn't eat. That was an adventure in it sell. Again as usual, I liked how Dr Miller and his staff treated me and my family. I like Dr Miller. I know that I haven't mentioned everyone that was involved, but they were fantastic. You have a great place to help people. One more person who needs recognition is receptionist Marie. She greeted me each day with a smile and knew my name. She was a bright spot to see each day. Thank you for everything during my treatment.
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