Critical Role star Sam Riegel beats cancer
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Critical Role star Sam Riegel beats cancer

Jul 09, 2024 11:03 AM

Critical Role star Sam Riegel recently shared his battle with oropharyngeal carcinoma, a type of tonsil cancer. After a tough journey involving surgery and radiation, he is now recovering and has used his experience to advocate for the HPV vaccine. While recovery was challenging, involving a hospital stay and relearning basic functions like speaking and swallowing, Riegel emphasizes the importance of early cancer detection and preventive vaccinations. He gives heartfelt thanks to his medical team and supporters and encourages everyone to get vaccinated to avoid this preventable cancer.

What is oropharyngeal carcinoma?

Oropharyngeal carcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the tonsils, part of the tongue, and the soft palate. It is often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can be prevented with the HPV vaccine.

Dungeons & Dragons fans will know Sam Riegel as a prominent figure in Critical Role, a web series where professional voice actors play D&D. Riegel is famous for his charismatic character portrayals and has been an integral part of the show's success. His recent health battle and recovery have not only highlighted his personal strength but also brought attention to important health issues, making him an even more cherished member of the gaming community.

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