OMS provides free procedure for cancer patient

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – When one Dexter woman was in desperate need of a surgery, she kept getting turned away by doctors.

But one local oral surgeon not only took her in, he decided to do the procedure for free.

It’s finally the day Dorothy Gagnon has been waiting for. She has head and neck cancer and cannot move forward with radiation treatment until she has all of her teeth removed.

“Well, if I don’t get all my teeth taken out, the radiation is not going to work because the cancer will come back,” she said.

Dorothy’s representatives at the Walker Cancer Center in Watertown had been trying to get Dorothy an appointment for months, but her insurance doesn’t cover the procedure. Time after time, she was turned away by doctors.

“I prayed all that day and that night for a miracle to happen and it did,” she said.

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