Mississippi-born Sarah Anderson experienced the first signs of oral cancer while still in high school. When she was older, a doctor's checkup found advanced cancer that had consumed most of her jaw and spread to areas of her head.
Sarah was pregnant at the time, and received surgery and extensive treatment as soon as her child was born. After a long and difficult recovery with mental and emotional challenges, Sarah is now a head and neck cancer survivor.
Detecting signs of cancer early is essential to preventing serious illness. That's why regular medical checkups with your doctor and dentist are so important.