Showing posts from April, 2021
  April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Oral Cancer Facts Approximately 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2021 The fastest growing segment of the oral/orophyaryngeal cancer population comes from HPV16, a virus that goes unnoticed with no precancerous signs Approximately 1 person every hour of everyday 24/7/365 will die from oral cancer in the US Oral cancer occurs in men 2 to 1 over women and in blacks 2 to 1 over whites  Regular oral cancer examinations performed by your oral health professional remain the best method for detecting oral cancer in its early stages Signs and Symptoms Any Sore or ulceration that does not heal within 14 days A red, white, or black discoloration of the soft tissues of the mouth Any abnormality that bleeds easily when touched A lump or hard spot in the tissue, usually border of the tongue A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture does not heal A painless, firm, fixated lump felt on the outside of the neck, which