oral cancer

March 17, 2021
Know the signs and symptoms of Oral Cancer and go see your dentist.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

There seems to be a month or day dedicated to everything these days. These days or months create awareness and shine a spotlight on events, information and causes people should know about. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This year an estimated 54,110 people will be diagnosed with some form of oral cancer. And men are twice as likely to get oral cancer than women. This statistic clearly indicates oral cancer is something everyone needs to be aware of. According to a survey by the Cleveland Institute, a man would […]
December 22, 2017
Regular visits to your dentist is a great way to screen for oral cancer, Foundations of Health Dental Care, St. Joseph, MO

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 […]