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Be Aware Of Oral Cancer

Our Doctors Remind All Of Our Valued Patients That Early Oral Cancer Detection Saves Lives

IT’S SOMEWHAT SURPRISING THAT ORAL CANCER DOESN’T GET THE “PRESS” that other types of cancer seem to get. The numbers are significant. In the United States alone, over 35,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Here at our practice, early detection is very important because it can boost survival rates to 80–90%! Unfortunately, many times if people do not see their dentist regularly, the cancer is not diagnosed before it reaches a more advanced stage.


Early Oral Cancer Detection Saves Lives

WITH HOW SIGNIFICANT THE NUMBERS ARE FOR ORAL CANCER, we feel it deserves much more attention than people seem to give it. Over 35,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. The biggest problem is that while early detection boosts the survival rate to 80–90%, many times the diagnoses doesn’t happen until the cancer has progressed into much later stages.