The 5th Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness – Lehigh Valley

20 survivors were honored at the walk, and each had a chance to say something, after which they were given a bouquet of mums to take home as a gift of our appreciation for their survivorship wisdom and speaking out. Bob, a one-year survivor said, “I had a lump in my neck. My wife nagged me to get it checked …

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A Good Story About Saving a Life by Catching Oral Cancer Early!

Dear Eva, Thank you for your dedication to this cause. I ashamedly admit that in my 30+ years as a dentist I have become lax about the thoroughness and frequency of my head and neck exams in my practice. But I must tell you a short story… About 9 months ago I was doing a routine examination on a long …

Small Roly-Poly Lump is Oral Cancer – RDH Saves a Life!

Submitted by Daphne Von Essen, RDH from California Four months after graduating from dental hygiene school, I had a difficult patient. He was accustomed to seeing another hygienist who gave him full mouth anesthesia and spent over two hours with him. Nervously, I sat him down and started the numbing procedure. One hour into the appointment, I was instructed to …

I Saved A Life, Thanks To Eva Grayzel’s Story

Eva, After I listened to your course 4 months ago in Seattle, I was so moved by your story that I vowed I would be better at oral cancer screenings, and this week, thanks to you, I saved a life. My patient was just got diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma and decided to get his cleaning early before he started chemo. …

Chef’s Dentist Found Oral Cancer

I’m a chef and go to the dentist every 6 months. In October, my hygienist noticed an irritated area. I told her I bit my tongue. She mentioned that my teeth were sharp. In April when I returned, my tongue was still irritated. I told the dentist that I kept irritating the area coughing, sneezing, biting….and it just wasn’t healing. …