The Doctors: Oral Cancer Caught After Episode Of Show
Throughout nine seasons of The Doctors, hundreds of health topics have been covered to keep viewers more informed. For one woman in particular, an episode of the show changed her life. Shannon was at the dentist getting her teeth cleaned when the dentist noticed something on the bottom of her tongue. It was an episode of The Doctors about oral cancer that prompted her to ask the dentist about it. She was advised to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor, who wanted to do a biopsy. She later found out she had malignant squamous cell carcinoma. Shannon had stage four cancer in her lymph nodes. The cancer center put her chance of living at about 20% which would have been even worse if she had waited any longer.