The Cancer You've Never Considered

For the first time today, "As the World Turns" actress Colleen Zenk Pinter shared the story of her battle with oral cancer. Frankly, this is a disease I thought only affected people who smoked, and mostly men. But increasing numbers of women and young people are getting this deadly form of cancer.

Colleen said she merely had a stubborn canker sore, and later an infection. Thankfully, she finally received a proper diagnosis and, after multiple surgeries, is now cancer free.

Check out her story and then click here for more information from the Oral Cancer Foundation. Early detection is the key to successfully treating the disease. Most importantly, ask your dentist for a screening every time you visit. It takes only 3 minutes and it can save your life.