Chewing Tobacco Kills Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn,who played his entire career with the San Diego Padres, dies at age 54 from cancer in his cheek from chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco is a habit Tony Gwynn shared with many major leaguers. In fact, due to the popularity of chewing tobacco among the major leaguers, it has become the cool thing to do on high school and …

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Using the Word ‘Cancer’ During the Extra/Intra Oral Screening

Hi Eva, I have a question for you! Since seeing you speak at RDH Under One Roof in 2013, I’ve been faithful about providing the Six-Step Screening to patients. They really appreciate my ‘new and improved’ screening process thanks to YOU. Last Monday, a gentlemen said to me: “Why do you have to say ‘Oral Cancer Screening’? Cancer is a …

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Temple Dental Students Speak out about Oral Cancer and Eva Grayzel’s Presentation

Temple Dental University

For the last 7 years, my presentation, Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer was put into the dental school curriculum by oral pathologist Maria Fornatora, D.M.D, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. For one hour, I’m given the chance to inspire, motivate and impact the way dental students will provide services to …

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HPV – What’s the scoop?

This is an excerpt from a New York Times article by DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. and ANAHAD O’CONNOR with some practical, easy to understand information: There is no point in testing for HPV in the throat. Even if you are positive for HPV 16, the type responsible for oral cancer, only 1% will actually get oral cancer. The Pap test …

Lump in Throat When Swallowing

This is a VERY common story. Jon needs to pursue an answer to his symptoms that make sense. How would you advise Jon? Dear Eva, I am a 28 year old tobacco dipper and drinker. Two months ago, I started getting a lump in my throat when swallowing. Now it has become just pain when swallowing on the one side. …