oral cancer

April 18, 2018
Know the signs and symptoms of Oral Cancer and go see your dentist.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Yes, there seems to be a month or day dedicated to everything these days, but it’s all to create awareness and to encourage people to get checked. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. With an estimated 51,000 people to be diagnosed with some form of oral cancer in 2018, its something everyone needs to be aware of. Over 10,000 people’s lives may be claimed this year by the disease. But approximately 60% diagnosed will reach the 5-year survival rate. The good news is that spreading awareness may help increase survival […]
December 22, 2017
Regular visits to your dentist is a great way to screen for oral cancer.

Oral Cancer – Early Detection and Your Dentist

In 2017 it is estimated that just under 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancer of the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue. That’s an alarming statistic. According to the American Cancer Society, men are twice as likely to get oral cancer. This is believed to be attributed to higher rates of alcohol and tobacco use by men. The majority of diagnosed oral cancer cases are in the people over 55. Knowing this data is important, but the bottom line is that everyone is susceptible. The […]