Oral Cancer Screenings in India

Through Six-Step Screening, I became friends with Anirudha Agnihotry, a dental student at Manipal College of Dental Sciences.  He is passionate about changing the rate of oral cancer in India and is active with the Oral Cancer Organization. Even as a student, he is pictured here educating people about oral cancer and screenings in Jaipur, Rajasthan.  He performed a thorough exam on …

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Have a persistent sore throat? It could be HPV Related Oral Cancer!

Here is yet another story of a relatively young man (53 years of age) who had a persistent sore throat.  It’s the same ‘old’ story.  He went to his physician who prescribed antibiotics. When the sore throat persisted, he was referred to an ENT who found the oral cancer, or to be more precise, oropharyngeal cancer.  There may have been …

Dear Eva: Lump in neck is Oral Cancer!

Dear Eva, I’m 57 years old and  had a lump in my neck for two years.  It NEVER bothered me.  My wife kept telling me to see a doctor.  I had an appointment with a physician for my sciatica.  The doc said, “Is there anything else that’s bothering you?” I said, “Oh yea.  I have had this lump in my …

9 Best about Oral Cancer

This was written by my friend Judy whom I met when speaking for a head & neck support group at a well known cancer center.  It made me laugh!  Laughing is medicine! 1. It’s not contagious. 2. Opt out of Scans at airport: Go to the front of the line and get a nice pat-down screening from an apologetic female …

Chef’s Dentist Found Oral Cancer

I’m a chef and go to the dentist every 6 months. In October, my hygienist noticed an irritated area. I told her I bit my tongue. She mentioned that my teeth were sharp. In April when I returned, my tongue was still irritated. I told the dentist that I kept irritating the area coughing, sneezing, biting….and it just wasn’t healing. …