Douglas Simms

Douglas Simms, President of the Simms Foundation, a 25 year cancer survivor.

Cancer Center

It is a pleasure to have you visit this portion of the website.

As a twenty-five year survivor, I just finished with my twenty-five year check-up.

If you are newly diagnosed, YOUR LIFE IS NOT OVER.

With proper treatment you can climb this mountain.  I realize now you might feel very helpless, but you have come to the right place.

As a twenty-five year survivor, I will be able to council you and give you many of the answers to questions that you and your family must have.

I have walked the path you are beginning and have helped many other newly diagnosed patients.

I am AVAILABLE.  Please do not be afraid to CONTACT ME.  I will make time and help you prepare for your next few months.  You are not going to a party, but you can and will survive.

You are NOT alone.

Douglas Simms

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Cancer Support Articles

28 Years After My Cancer Diagnosis

I am grateful to have the opportunity to follow up on the article written for SPOHNC twenty-five years ago. The article documented my successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma, base of my tongue, with metastasis to my neck. At that time, patients received a...

Gene Therapy Research

Dr. Brian Butler, Dr. Ben Teh and Paul Nissin, these are my friends. They saved my life. They continue to forge ahead with Research and Development. I support their work and am proud to help them.

Methodist Hospital Methodist Hospital Radiation Department was one of the pioneers in IMRT therapy. None better - results say it all. Methodist Hospital Foundation

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

In 1996, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) was just becoming known and its use in Head and Neck Cancer was in its experimental stage. The following is an article written by Dr. William Salter that goes into detail about the therapy and Nomos which was a...



Through my entire recovery period Support for People with Oral Head and Neck Cancer has been with me. Nancy Leupold (President) is one of us. She has been an Angel to me and she can be one for you. Her Newsletters discuss the cutting edge of technology in Head and...

Base of Tongue Cancer Support

Base of Tongue Cancer Support

Douglas Simms would like to offer his base of tongue cancer support to anyone diagnosed. Your life is not over. You are not alone. Whether you have cancer or are a caregiver, family member or friend of someone who has been diagnosed, The Simms Foundation offers base...

My Cancer Story

It began the summer of 1996 with an intermittent swelling on the right side of my neck. My Las Vegas internist suspected an infection and began a course of unsuccessful antibiotics. The next step was an MRI. The pictures showed a soft tissue mass in my neck, possibly...