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Choosing No Treatment for Oral Cancer

  Dear Eva, I write on behalf of a loved one who has been in battle with her squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue since August of 2013. My aunt, who never smoked, drank, spent copious amounts of time in the sun or the latter, has fought unrelentingly against this cancer, and now has reached a crossroads. After being given …

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Using the Word ‘Cancer’ During the Extra/Intra Oral Screening

Hi Eva, I have a question for you! Since seeing you speak at RDH Under One Roof in 2013, I’ve been faithful about providing the Six-Step Screening to patients. They really appreciate my ‘new and improved’ screening process thanks to YOU. Last Monday, a gentlemen said to me: “Why do you have to say ‘Oral Cancer Screening’? Cancer is a …

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“Dear Eva” – A letter from Yolanda

Hi Eva, I write to you because I’m desperate. I’m a 31 years old mother of two, and my oral cancer is back for the third time. Well, this time around there is no treatment since I have been radiated before. Everyone on the tumor board agrees no treatment should be given, however my radiation oncologist tells me we can …

Jennifer – Chapter III: One week post surgery

Jennifer’s Story Chapter I: She is an RDH diagnosed with SCC of the right tonsil and scared about the treatment. Chapter II: Jennifer’s surgery is successful and she feels gratitude. Chapter III: One week post surgery Jennifer writes: Just up in the middle of the night and reflecting on some of what your post-surgical reality must’ve been. The air is …

Successful Surgery

Several readers commented on my recent blog post about Jennifer, an RDH diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer and scared of treatment. Today, I received an email from Jennifer and this is what she wrote: Hi Eva and all her blog readers about me, Surgery went well last Thursday! The pharyngectomy was performed with clear margins, and now just awaiting the results …