Friday, February 17, 2012

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has Surgery for Oral Cancer

 

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For most of my adult life, I've been a baseball fan.  For me, there is something timeless about the game and the game's best players.  That's why for years I enjoyed watching Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres.  Tony has always been a class act as well as a prolific hitter.  He's truly one of those players who played the game "the right way" and who has conducted himself the right way off the field too.  The photo above is of Tony at his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
So I was saddened when I learned that Tony has been battling oral cancer.  I'm very passionate about doing all we can in the profession to help detect this disease at its earliest stages.  Through proper screening techniques and utilizing the latest in technologies designed to help us screen better, we can help our patients by locating the disease before it can kill or disfigure.
Here's wishing Tony all the best for a speedy recovery.  Also, here's a call to my colleagues to do everything we can to help our patients beat this disease by finding it in the very beginning!
For more info on oral cancer screening devices, check out these sites:

 

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