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Oral Cancer Survivor Rap

On my recent drive to Boston for a fundraising event, I was listening to one of my favorite old school rappers, LL Cool J. With a long stretch of highway in front of me, my creative juices kicked in and I thought of the line ‘My name is Eva Grayzel, I have a story to tell’……and the rhymes kept on …

The Blessing of Survivorship

Eva, I read your survivor story in “Headway” the UPMC Cancer treatment publication. In many ways, your story is identical to mine…waking up crying from pain, the frustration of being bounced back and forth from dentist to primary care provider, and finally to a surgeon who had an immediate dx of cancer, Stage 4. The tumor started as a lesion …

Oral Cancer Trivia Question #1

Trivia Question #1 Are dentists required to have REGULAR continuing education in early detection of oral cancer? The answer is NO. Each state mandates the requirements for their dentists.  New York State is the only state that has recently required dental professionals to take one 2-hour course over the next two years on early detection of oral cancer.  Dentists are …

Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

Today, for the third time, I chaired a local community event to raise awareness about oral cancer.  Our 3-mile walk, enhanced by a great DJ,  included  healthy foods, fantastic raffle prizes, awesome goodie bags, and the best part, FREE oral cancer screenings.  The proceeds, which amounted to close to 15K, will go to the Oral Cancer Foundation, a worthy organization …