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 …

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 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 …

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A Shout-Out to Dentist Aaron Bulleigh in OK

]In February 2009, I woke up with a painful lump in the floor of my mouth. I had just moved to a new town the year before and had no dentist. Dr. Aaron Bulleigh, came recommended. He wanted it biopsied ASAP, knowing it look suspicious. My dentist referred me to an oral surgeon, who was not on my insurance so I chose to see an …