Dental Chat: Oral Cancer Awareness
April is American Cancer Society Month. One of the lesser known or thought about cancers is Oral Cancer. Here you’ll learn about the disease. Please share any questions in the comments. Remember, early detection is key!
The following is from mouthhealthy.org : Oral cancer is divided into two categories – those occurring in the oral cavity (your lips, the inside of your lips and cheeks, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue and the floor and roof of your mouth) and those occurring in the oropharynx (middle region of the throat, including the tonsils and base of the tongue).
Early detection may result in better treatment outcomes and may help keep you or someone you love from becoming one of the 10,030 people whose lives may be claimed this year by the disease. The 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is approximately 60 percent.
To learn more, follow this link: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-cancer
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