A Different Voice

Catherine J Oster

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Synopsis: Dr. Catherine Oster s cancer occurred in her tongue: squamous cell carcinoma. She had biopsies that were misdiagnosed and the disease had advanced. The surgeons had hoped to remove part of her tongue but while in the operating room, guided by frozen section biopsies, the decision was made to remove the entire tongue. Cathy found there were very few resources for rehabilitation from oral surgery. She was told she was not to try to swallow ever again. Not food, not water, not even her own saliva. She found this unacceptable, removed the tube from her abdomen and began trying to swallow, knowing the risks of potentially fatal pneumonia. She made great progress and was able to stand before the American Speech and Hearing Academy to tell about her experience in 1997 in Boston. She received a standing ovation for offering new ideas on the rehabilitation of oral cancer patients. Dr. Catherine Oster speaks to others about cancer, and in an eloquent voice.

About the Author: Dr. Catherine Oster | Accomplishments Before Cancer Graduated University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences College of Medicine, June 1981 Internship & Residency, Department of Internal Medicine, UTCHS, 1981-1984 Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine, 1986 National Health Corps Scholarship repayment with practice in Osceola, AR, 1984-1988 Chief of Medical Staff at Osceola Memorial Hospital, 1987-1988 Medical Director Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit at Osceola Memorial Hospital, 1987-1988 Clinical Instructor UTCHS Department of Internal Medicine Emergency Divsion in the Medical Emergency Department, Memphis, TN, 1988-1989 Assistant Emergency Department Director, Eastwood Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1989-90 Private practice in Internal Medicine, 1990-1993 After Cancer Volunteer Clinical Instructor & Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 1995-2005 Spirit of Life Award, Memphis Cancer Foundation, February 2004 Founder and Facilitator of A Different Voice head & neck cancer support group, 1995-2005 Former Board Member Memphis Cancer Foundation 50 Women Who Make a Difference Memphis Woman Magazine 2004 Recipient, The Jefferson Awards for Public Service, Memphis TN, 2004, and delegate to Washington D.C. Eagle Mount Volunteer Staff Equine and Ski Programs, Montana, 2006-present Big Sky Kids Adventure Camp Volunteer Staff, Montana, 2006-present

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Title: A Different Voice
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