When I mention to people I had oral cancer, very often I am greeted with a dumbfounded expression and the comment, ‘Huh? That’s a thing?’ My eyebrows rise, my head tilts, I flash an all-knowing grin and nod. It's so remarkable that one can get cancer in the mouth, people genuinely want to know more [...]
Play a part in raising awareness about oral cancer and saving lives. Download and distribute the Six-Step Screening educational poster.
I was driving to Boston up 95 listening to LL Cool J on the radio, and a line came into my head: My name is Eva Grayzel I gotta story to tell That's good, I thought. I turned off the radio and the rhyming lines kept coming. I had to keep pulling over to write [...]
It isn't easy to score with free media attention. What was it about my story that captured the attention of this particular online magazine? Was it the catchy title, 'Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer.' Was it the bold flyer designed by my graphic artist at Patadigital Designs? Perhaps, the email came across [...]
During the time I was receiving radiation to my head and neck, my saliva became gluey: too sticky to spit. Whenever I lay down to sleep, I’d wake up in a panic, unable to cough up the thick stubborn phlegm fast enough. When lying down to sleep was no longer an option, I spent nights [...]