Power of Smiling- Fun Facts and Information!
May 9, 2018
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  • 48,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone.

  • Worldwide the problem is much greater, with new cases exceeding 640,000 annually.

  • The fastest growing segment of the oral/oropharngeal cancer population, are HPV 16+ young non-smokers.

  • One person will die every hour of every day 24/7/365 from oral cancer in the USA.

  • Tobacco use in all of its forms and alcohol are still major risk factors for oral cancer.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Red and/or white discolorations of the soft tissue of the mouth.

  • Any sore which does not heal within 14 days.

  • Hoarseness which lasts for a prolonged period of time.

  • A sensation that something is stuck in your throat when swallowing.

  • Unexplained numbness in the mouth.

  • Ear pain that occurs on one side only.

  • A sore under a denture, which even after adjustments of the denture, still does not heal.

  • A lump or thickening that develops in the mouth or on the neck.

To learn more visit: www.oralcancer.org