Oral Cancer Survivors: The Bond We Share

We had a 5:00 AM date for coffee at the airport.  His shift as the onsite airport policeman started at 6:30 but after he heard my interview on the radio he was anxious to meet me in a person, even if it meant at 5 in the morning. In the interview, I shared my passion about raising awareness about oral …

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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 …