IT’S THAT TIME of year again: time to show our support for oral cancer patients! This August, we’re promoting National Oral Cancer Awareness, and with your help and that of Oral Cancer Cause (OCC), our practice is raising funds to help oral cancer patients through the difficult period of their treatment and beyond.
Making Treatment And Recovery Easier
Over 450,000 people around the world will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and treatment often involves extensive oral reconstruction. Many oral cancer patients will have reduced mouth functionality afterward, including not being able to chew gum ever again.
Hope Through Medical Advancements
While the diagnosis and death statistics for oral cancer are still unacceptably high, thanks to advancements in early detection, improvements in treatment, and increased awareness, survival rates are improving. Every little bit helps!
Blow A Bubble And We’ll Donate!
When our patients show support for oral cancer patients, so can we! You can help us donate to this great cause in three simple steps:
Step 1: Grab some gum and blow the biggest bubble you can.
Step 2: Take a photo or video of your bubble.
Step 3: Post it to social media, tag our practice, and include the hashtag #thebubblechallenge.
For each tagged photo of one of our patients blowing a bubble or holding a sign supporting oral cancer, we will make a $1 contribution to Oral Cancer Awareness! (Must tag @MarionSmileCenter on Instagram or Facebook and make post ‘public’ so we can see it.)
Together, We Can Make A Difference
We’re looking forward to this opportunity to work with you, our wonderful patients and friends, to help raise awareness August 1 – 31, 2018 for OUR Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
In addition, through the month of August, we are offering $10 OFF Oral Cancer Screenings. This screening takes just a minute and is performed in our office using a fluorescent light technology that provides visualization of oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions which can’t always be visible to the naked eye. #shinelightsavelives
As your trusted, lifelong health partner, we want to do anything we can to keep you and your loved ones as healthy as possible. If you have any questions about oral cancer, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be able to direct you toward the information and resources you need. And don’t forget…