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.
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