Six Things About Oral Cancer

Did you know …

That every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of mouth and throat cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation’s March 25, 2021 blog post, an estimate of 54,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed this year alone.

Did you know …

Many of the signs and symptoms of oral cancer is predominately caused by tobacco and alcohol usage.

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Regular oral cancer examinations performed by your Dentist is the best method for detecting oral cancer in its early stages.

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Those who are newly diagnosed today, half will be alive in 5 years.

Did you know …

The “Check Your Mouth” website is designed to encourage the public to check for signs and symptoms of oral cancer between dental visits and urges people to visit the dentist if symptoms do not improve or disappear after two or three weeks.

Did you know …

According to the “Check Your Mouth” a routine monthly self-exam, only takes 5 to 10 minutes!  Check out the Self-Examination video for more details: https://player.vimeo.com/video/235399959

References

Check Your Mouth! (2020). Retrieved April 07, 2021, from https://checkyourmouth.org/wp/#!/up

Hill, B. (n.d.). April is oral cancer Awareness month – 2021. Retrieved April 07, 2021, from https://oralcancerfoundation.org/april-is-oral-cancer-awareness-month-2021/