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A Good Story About Saving a Life by Catching Oral Cancer Early!

Dear Eva, Thank you for your dedication to this cause. I ashamedly admit that in my 30+ years as a dentist I have become lax about the thoroughness and frequency of my head and neck exams in my practice. But I must tell you a short story… About 9 months ago I was doing a routine examination on a long …

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A Physician Receives an Oral Cancer Diagnosis – He Had No Idea Until It Was Stage IV

Dear Eva, Nine months ago I asked my dentist about the lesion on the floor of my mouth. He said it’s ‘tori’, a bony growth condition caused by grinding and stress. “Don’t worry about it.”Four months later I developed a horse voice. I am Vice-Chief of Anesthesiology at a cancer center so I asked a colleague to scope me. He …

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Dental School Standards in Oral Cancer Knowledge

After my oral cancer diagnosis, my Mom went for her dental check up and you can bet she wanted to be sure she was getting a proper oral cancer screening. When it never happened, she said something to her dentist. “My daughter had oral cancer and I want an oral cancer screening.” He replied that he always takes a good …

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Eva Grayzel To Speak in California on October 13, 2012

I met Cathy Draper at the University of the Pacific 3rd Annual Dental Hygiene Conference on Oral Cancer in 2010. Cathy connected to my story on a few levels but especially because her sister passed away from cancer at a young age, and Cathy was the primary caregiver for the last few months of her life. We met again a …

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American Student Dental Association Upcoming Event

A senior dental student in at the University of Louisville Dental School in Louisville, KY contacted me through the Six-Step Screening website. “I am amazed by your story and I think you’re an inspiration for everybody, providing hope out of hardship. I am the President of the American Student Dental Association at U of L.  I’ve been showing your YouTube videos …