April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month
“Its oral cancer…” These 3 words are nothing anyone wants to hear from their doctor. Unfortunately, this year, almost 60,000 people in the U.S. will. What ensues is a long, difficult journey that changes a person’s life forever.
For many who survive this devastating diagnosis, quality of life is significantly reduced. Radiation leads to surgeries, disfigurement, difficulties healing, progressive tissue scarring, loss of oral moisture and the ever present anxiety of a recurrence. All to often, these brave survivors suffer with the side effects in relative silence for the rest of their lives. We are trying to end this.
If you know a family member, a friend, or a coworker who has battled this terrible disease, then you understand how far this diagnosis reaches into someone’s life. It is truly devastating. They are some of the bravest and most resilient people you will ever know, and our endeavor is one of many trying to return some sort of normalcy to their lives.
Please take a moment and appreciate their struggle. Let them know about our Voutia™ system so they can be aware another option to manage chronic dry mouth is out there. Even if they are getting satisfactory relief from what they are currently doing, they deserve to know what is available.
Jeffrey W. Cash, DDS
Founder: Virginia Head and Neck Therapeutics, Inc.