Ever wondered which famous people have suffered mouth cancer? No? Well I did. I came up with this list but are there any others you can suggest to add to it? There is an American comedian I was reading about when I was diagnosed some years ago but I couldn't remember his name. My list is:
Sigmund Freud - thirty-three operations for cancer of the jaw and oral cavity which he endured during the sixteen remaining years of his life.
Babe Ruth - diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma refers to a malignant growth that arises from epithelium, which tends to infiltrate and metastasize to other organs.
Ulysses S. Grant - Grant was diagnosed with a carcinoma of the right tonsillar pillar in early June 1884. The cancer was at the base of the tongue and was described as a malignant squamous epithelioma, which was a scaly, invasive, metastasizing growth. At the onset of his cancer, surgical and technological movements were not advanced enough to effectively control the carcinoma.
Colleen Zenk Pinter - Emmy nominated actress (Barbara Ryan on CBS’s As the World Turns)
Jack Klugman – (Quincy, M.E.) couldn’t speak for more than three years after his cancer treatments. Videoclip: Jack Klugman on early detection of oral cancer
Jack Wild – Actor from OLIVER – the artful dodger.
Burl Ives – singer
Sir Bobby Robson – football manager
Grant Achatz - superstar chef
Hope no one is offended by this by the way. I just thought it might be interesting and maybe help people to realise others, even very famous ones, have suffered the same illness.