I’m happy to communicate with anyone to provide hope in any way I can. I had a 15% chance of survival and beat the odds. It’s my obligation to help those who are diagnosed with the disease that changed my life forever.
Yes, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), an oral cancer screening is a routine part of every dental check-up. With the association of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancer (base of tongue, back of throat, tonsils), it’s critical that your neck is palpated and the back of your throat is checked for symmetry. An unmovable non-tender lymph node in the neck is often the first and only sign of oropharyngeal cancer.
For more information visit the Oral Cancer Foundation.
For more information visit the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists.
If you are a survivor, visit the Oral Cancer Foundation Survivor/Patient Forum.