A Survivor and Caregiver: A Force for Good

My friend Sharon’s husband just had his feeding tube removed after chemo and radiation for oral cancer. She still had 8 cases of liquid food which she wanted to donate, preferably to another survivor who needed the financial assistance. She contacted me. As founder and chair of the Oral Cancer Awareness Walk of the Lehigh Valley, I know local people …

WHOSE Responsibility is it to Educate About Oral Cancer?

Whose responsibility is it to educate about the early signs of oral cancer, and that it even exists? If I had the slightest idea that the sore on my tongue had the potential of being cancer, I would have been more proactive about finding a solution to the constant pain. Instead, I was bounced between dentists and oral surgeons for …

A Grateful Hygienist and Grateful Survivor

This note from Elaine Katzman made my day. It makes all the work I do for Six-Step worthwhile! It’s a great thing when someone takes the time to let you know your work makes a difference. “Six-Step Screening is truly working in our office at Prosthodontic Associates, Summit NJ. Every hygienist now screens all patients. I recently detected an enlarged …

Recognizing Blessings

It’s a skill! It’s human nature to lament our losses, and a true skill to recognize our gifts. Even while going through adversity, there is a balance of gifts, they are just hard to notice while in the throws of difficult times. Like what? Friends coming out of the woodwork, family reaching out and showing love and support, learning, growing, …