Dear Eva, After your surgery did you feel like you would never be normal again? I’m really struggling with that part. I have to go back in tomorrow to remove a small part in the back of my tongue to make margins clean. I’m starting 37 days of radiation after the holidays. The feeding tube [...]
What convinced the judges to vote this young man to the next level? His determination to not let oral cancer alter his dreams. Just by singing on X-factor, his dream came true. He doesn’t articulate clearly, but the passion is undeniable. It inspired me to pursue auditioning my Oral Cancer Rap at America’s Got Talent. [...]
This is an excerpt from a New York Times article by DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. and ANAHAD O’CONNOR with some practical, easy to understand information: There is no point in testing for HPV in the throat. Even if you are positive for HPV 16, the type responsible for oral cancer, only 1% will actually get [...]
Last year, I attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference as a Patient Advocate. I learned about the high doses of radiation from PET scans. In addition, they are often recommended three months after radiation when most people have not yet completely healed from the treatment. After such a short period after treatment, [...]
I met Natalie when I spoke at a SPOHNC support group at Beth Israel Medical Center. She was preparing for the same surgery I had and was scared, to put it mildly. She had a positive attitude and focussed on recovery. One month after her surgery, she was a featured speaker at the Lehigh Valley [...]
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None of the information contained on this website is intended to be, nor should it be used as advice by a dental professional. The information is being provided solely for the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of proper oral cancer screenings. If you have any concern about an abnormality in your mouth, throat, or neck, see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately.