"Beating the Odds: A Story NOT Silenced by Stage IV Oral Cancer"

Eva Grayzel

CE Credit hours:1

Eva Grayzel transports dental professionals into the oral cancer patient’s experience sharing riveting details about her delayed diagnosis and finding the strength to persevere through the devastating effects of radical surgery and radiation motivating new thinking about oral cancer screenings and patient education. Her compelling narrative humanizes oral cancer, inspiring audiences professionally and personally.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate oral cancer screenings with patient education. 
  • Take responsibility for early detection.
  • Understand long-term effects of radiation to the oral cavity.

EVA GRAYZEL, Speaker, Storyteller, Author, told her story at the 2003 National ADA conference on the main stage. Since then, she has become the voice of oral cancer speaking internationally at dental and medical conferences on the patient perspective. She performed her story as a one-woman show Off-Broadway. Eva founded Six-Step Screening, an oral cancer awareness campaign and for the success of the campaign was given honorary membership to the American Academy of Oral Medicine.