April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Published on April 24, 2014 by


In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month this month, we wanted to share a few facts with you about oral cancers, and ways to prevent them.

·    An estimated 43,250 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014.
·    The death rate for oral cancer is particularly high because it’s usually detected in its late stages.
·    Symptoms may not always occur in early stages.
·    Worldwide, more than half a million new cases are discovered every year.
·    Americans spend $3.2 billion annually treating head and neck cancers.

What can you do to detect and prevent oral cancer? Keep on schedule with your cleaning appointments during  your exam you will be screened .

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