IT’S THAT TIME of year again: time to show our support for oral cancer patients! April is National Oral Cancer Awareness month, 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.
Many are not aware that Putnam Dental Associates includes oral cancer screenings as part of routine visits. It may surprise many to know that most other practices do not do this, and most charge additional fees for this critical screening. This diligence has enabled us to detect oral cancer early in hundreds of our patients (if not more).
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. (NOTE: If you don’t tag us, we won’t know, and we can’t donate)
For every tagged photo of one of our patients (or their family/friends) blowing a bubble (through April 30), we will make a $1 contribution to Oral Cancer Awareness!
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 during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Feel free to share this with your family, friends and co-workers so we can all work together to make a difference!
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…