Head and Neck Cancer Patient Stories

  • Jerold Wilck

    Jerold Wilck, DDS

    Dr. Jerold Wilck understands and promotes the importance of oral cancer early detection screenings. Not because he is a cancer specialist, but because several years ago when he was practicing dentistry, he thought he had a common ulcer, but was surprised to learn that the sore in his mouth was cancer (squamous cell carcinoma).

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  • Karen Williams

    Karen Williams

    Karen Williams is thankful to have her voice, and with it she tells everyone that will listen "if you notice any kind of change on your tongue or in your mouth… especially if you are a smoker… get it checked out as quickly as possible." Karen is adamant about her advice, because she is proof that addressing a problem quickly can result in a fabulous outcome.

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  • Mark Wilson

    B. Mark Wilson

    On May 6, 2014, B. Mark Wilson of Smyrna, Del., made a chance visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center. The 51-year-old came to accompany his father, George, for a follow-up visit. The elder Wilson had been treated for kidney cancer two years earlier. Mark, who had just been diagnosed with stage IV throat cancer, was just days away from his own surgery, and brought along his medical paperwork. “I was hoping for a second opinion,” he admitted. “Little did I know, Fox Chase has a Rapid Access Program, which meant I could be seen immediately. And as a result, my treatment plan changed dramatically.”

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