As a Stage IV oral cancer survivor, I am very passionate about spreading awareness. Oral, head and neck cancers are profoundly different than other cancers in that they limit one’s ability to swallow, eat and talk.
Every April, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center works to raise awareness about cancer among minority populations by recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 8-14, 2019.
“While the side effects were very challenging for me to manage, the care I got at Roswell was unbelievable. Everybody, from doctors and nurses to cleaning staff, made me feel so valued and cared for during that difficult time.”