The Do and Don’t List of Being a Friend to Someone with Cancer

How To Be a Friend to a Survivor of Oral Cancer Cancer survivors are NOT contagious. There is no need to be afraid. Cancer is NOT a death sentence. Here is how you can be a friend to a cancer survivor. The Do List Do maintain regular contact; send a card/email often or call. Do listen with an open heart; …

“I’m not doing the Oral Cancer Walk with you!” my daughter yelled, and it hurt.

  Dear Eva, My daughter is 21, lives at home and is a nursing student. When she was 10 my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. When she was 12 my sister passed away from breast cancer. Since then, we have participated in Relay for Life in her memory. When she was 19, I was diagnosed with oral cancer and now living …

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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 …

Jennifer – Chapter IV: Discharged

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 Hi Readers, I am home…got home yesterday. However, I’m having difficulty choking every time I eat or drink at the moment. My surgeon said …

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 …