Oral Cancer Hosts Inaugural HI Walk
Iwas di a gnosed with tongue cancer in April 2016. Being a non-smoker and rare alcohol drinker, I was devastated.
During my recovery after major surgery and six weeks of r a di a t i on, my online searches to find explanations for my disease Foundation, a small national nonprofit public service charity dedicated to saving lives through increasing education, research and early detection of oral cancer.
Through their website, I learned that 49,750 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, only slightly more than half years (57 percent).
This a g g r e s s i v e c a n - cer kills one person every hour of every day, many of whom are non- smoking, non-drinking young adults. While tobacco use and alcohol consumption are still the primary causes of oral cancer, human papilloma virus is a growing cause of this disease in patients under age 50.
Early detection through regular screenings can help increase the low survival rate of oral cancer patients.
During my recuperation I vowed to do everything I could to increase education and early detection of oral cancer. On Sunday, Aug. 20, the inaugural Oral Fun Run for Awareness in Honolulu took place at Ala Moana Beach Park in honor of oral cancer patients and survivors.
More t han 100 participants had access to free oral cancer screenings by The Yoshimura and Malia Kamisugi, as well as free skin cancer screenings and lec dation co-founder Ingrid Hill
All pr oceeds went t o reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy and support.
to learn more about risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatments, current research and current oral cancer rel ated news, among other important information.
During my recuperation, I vowed to do everything I could to increase education and early detection of oral cancer.
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Oral Cancer Foundation’s Honolulu chapter held its inaugural walk/fun run Aug. 20 at Ala Moana Beach Park and saw more than 100 people come out for the cause.