Oral, head, and neck cancers are on the rise. This year, an estimated 61,760 people (45,330 men and 16,430 women) will develop oral, head, and neck cancer.

Sadly, the treatment is often worse than the diagnosis—imagine not being able to speak, eat, or work. It is extremely debilitating for those who are on feeding tubes, those who have lost teeth or facial bones, or have severe side effects from radiation.

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day (June 1), AAOSH would like to share the stories of three individuals who have survived oral, head, and neck cancers in the hopes that increased awareness, early detection, and collaborative healthcare will help save more lives.

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