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What To Know For Oral Cancer Awareness Month This April

Wednesday - August 10th, 2016
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Oral cancer is a grim topic, but with an estimated 40,000+ people diagnosed every year in the United States, it is important to bring awareness to the risks, facts, and symptoms of this terrible disease.

Oral cancer refers to cancer found in any part of the mouth, including cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks and floor of the mouth. It can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. Unfortunately, oral cancers are often not detected early because the symptoms can be painless, and many people are not aware of the disease. But the good news is that survival rate is high when oral cancers are found in the first stages. Awareness and early detection are key!

The symptoms:

The risk factors:

If you notice anything strange or unusual in your mouth, talk to your dentist about a fast, painless oral cancer screening.