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Newly-Trained Dental Professionals Lack Attention to Oral Cancer: What Should I Say?

Dear Eva, I just got home from the dentist and am distressed about the lack of attention my dentist and his staff pay to oral cancer screenings. Is there is a way for you to help? I like my dentist and his hygienist does a great job, but it all stops there. It is noted in my chart that I want an oral cancer screening. …

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Eva’s Keynote Speech Influenced My Career Path: Improve Dental Care For Cancer Patients

Dear Eva, In January of 2012, when I was in college, I volunteered in the oral oncology department of the British Columbia Cancer Agency. During this time I was exposed to dentistry and the challenges faced by those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer, but I didn’t really connect the dots between cancer and dentistry at that time. I …

Oral Cancer Walk for Awareness in Bethlehem PA

Dear Friends and Fans, For the 6th year, I’m chairing the Oral Cancer Awareness Walk in Bethlehem, PA. There is a critical need that I work hard to meet. Everyone knows if they have a spot on their skin with irregular borders, or a lump in their breast, or blood in their urine…..they know what to do and what it …

Oral Cancer Strikes CEO of JPMorgan

Jamie Dimon who earned a bonus of 20 million dollars in 2013 as the CEO of JPMorgan, publicly announced his diagnosis of oral cancer. To be more specific, his cancer is at the back of the throat so technically it’s oropharyngeal cancer. Most oropharyngeal cancers are HPV+. HPV loves the tonsillar crypts and the base of the tongue. ‘Oral Cancer’ …

Chewing Tobacco Kills Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn,who played his entire career with the San Diego Padres, dies at age 54 from cancer in his cheek from chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco is a habit Tony Gwynn shared with many major leaguers. In fact, due to the popularity of chewing tobacco among the major leaguers, it has become the cool thing to do on high school and …