One American dies every hour from oral cancer. Each year in the US, approximately 34,000 individuals are newly diagnosed with oral cancer. About half of those diagnosed will not survive for more than five years.
In order to receive optimal treatment, it is best to detect cancer of the mouth at the earliest possible stage. If discovered later, oral cancer spreads to other areas of the body, which leads to a much poorer prognosis.
The good news is with early detection the five year survival is as high as 82%.
A quick cancer examination will allow a serious condition to be caught at the earliest possible time, when treatments are most effective.
We are here to help keep you healthy. Feel free to ask us further about this important topic.
Harris L. Rittenberg, DMD