Did you know that last month was Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Are you having an annual screening done? The facts are astonishing: the 5-year survival rate (will you be alive in 5-years from the time of diagnosis) is about 50/50. Why? Because of late detection. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate is closer to 90%. Although alcohol and tobacco use is highly correlated with oral cancer, HPV, transmitted through saliva, sexual and skin-to-skin contact increases the risk of having oral cancer 15 times. HPV is the fastest growing cause of oral cancer and is responsible for the majority of oral cancer in individuals younger than 50.
Contact our office for an oral cancer screening and see how we use the latest technology, OralID.
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