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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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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 …

Eva To Speak in Burnaby, British Columbia

A toast to social media!  I met Melinda Ferguson, RDH on Linkedin.  After contracting to be the keynote speaker for the British Columbia Cancer Agency’s Annual Cancer Conference in Vancouver, I contacted Melinda knowing she lived nearby.  She jumped on the opportunity and booked me to speak for Professional Hygiene Development Services, which offers continuing education to dental hygienists.  I …

19 Year Old Oral Cancer Survivor

A walk for awareness was organized by the family of a 19 year old diagnosed with oral cancer.  What a story!  She had some dental work over the summer last year and told not to eat until the numbness wears off.  She was hungry and ate despite doctors orders figuring it’s no big deal to keep food on the other …