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 …

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. …

WHOSE Responsibility is it to Educate About Oral Cancer?

Whose responsibility is it to educate about the early signs of oral cancer, and that it even exists? If I had the slightest idea that the sore on my tongue had the potential of being cancer, I would have been more proactive about finding a solution to the constant pain. Instead, I was bounced between dentists and oral surgeons for …

A Grateful Hygienist and Grateful Survivor

This note from Elaine Katzman made my day. It makes all the work I do for Six-Step worthwhile! It’s a great thing when someone takes the time to let you know your work makes a difference. “Six-Step Screening is truly working in our office at Prosthodontic Associates, Summit NJ. Every hygienist now screens all patients. I recently detected an enlarged …

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Oral Cancer Survivor Rap

On my recent drive to Boston for a fundraising event, I was listening to one of my favorite old school rappers, LL Cool J. With a long stretch of highway in front of me, my creative juices kicked in and I thought of the line ‘My name is Eva Grayzel, I have a story to tell’……and the rhymes kept on …