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When will healthcare providers do a better job recognizing the signs of oral cancer???

Dear Eva, I just had this crazy idea to contact you for advice/help.  I am a 5-year survivor of squamous-cell cancer, My treatment included a tonsillectomy and a maximum dose of radiation with chemo. Lately, from the moment I wake up, I have a super sweet/sour taste in my mouth and it continues all day. Food tastes like the taste …

Eva Interviewed on SiriusXM Doctor Radio

A friend who is a fan of the SiriusXM radio show, Doctor Radio, told me I’d be perfect for the show and I should contact them.  So, I did. They called back, interested in a program about my book, Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek.  I was interviewed by cancer specialists Dr. Abraham Chachoua and Dr. Silvia Formenti.  The program is …

Hygienist Adapts Procedure for an Oral Cancer Patient

Submitted by Beverly Frye, RDH, Seattle WA I was filling in for an RDH friend on vacation. The doctor told me about an afternoon patient on my schedule:  She had surgery for oral cancer,  wears an appliance, needs hand instrumentation rather than ultra-sonic and minimum water because several teeth and part of her palate were removed.  I had no idea what …

Dear Eva, I’m scared. Bill is giving up.

Dear Eva, I am very worried about Bill. I am going to call his ENT tomorrow for an appointment. I know you are very busy, but if you have a moment, could you please call? Bill is exhausted. He is not sleeping from pain and worry. He does not want to live with the feeding tube forever. I have tried …

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Survivor Jumping For Joy -New York Times Jan15th, 2012

From the New York Times Travel Section, Sunday January 15th 2012 “This is my mom, Eva Grayzel, jumping for joy as the sun was setting. She is a 13-year survivor of Stage 4 tongue cancer. After getting a second chance at life, she now shares her personal survival story by traveling around the globe and educating people about oral cancer. …