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Educating others about oral cancer is new mission for cancer survivor

Mary will talk about oral cancer with anyone who will listen
Mary Prorokovic would like to talk to you about your mouth. Specifically, she would like to know if you are familiar with the symptoms of oral cancer and whether you’ve discussed them with your dentist or primary care physician. And it’s not just you: Mary will talk about oral cancer with anyone who will listen, from salespeople on the phone to friendly faces on the street. It’s that important to her. “I just stop people randomly,” she says. “If people misunderstand me, or if I’m in an elevator or a restaurant, I tell people what happened to me — strangers, anyone who shows me kindness. Because I didn’t know. I really think that a lot of doctors don’t know.” Mary, now 55 and living in Port Chester, New York, was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013. She... Full article