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More Insight into Oral Cancer Risks

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and it is concerning that oral cancer is a life-threatening disease with an overall 5 year survival rate of 60%. It has been established that there are higher risks of cancer attributed to alcohol and tobacco use. The good news is that if detected early, survival rates are 80 – 90%. If your lifestyle …

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2016 Great American Smokeout

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

November 17 is the date for the Great American Smokeout, when you can get moral support around the country to make the step toward better health. New research by The Oral Health Foundation https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/details/941 shows that as few as 40% of us are able to recognize changes in the mouth that are related to oral cancer, such as non-healing mouth …

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Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Awareness and New Cancer Research

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we encourage all of our patients to have a painless, fast screening each year. In related news, there is a new study regarding the type of bacteria that causes gum disease, and its possible relationship with esophageal cancer. Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry have recently reported that the bacteria …

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Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Almost 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is surprising – non-smokers who are young and otherwise healthy. This is due to the HPV virus, which nearly all sexually active men and women get at some point in their lives. The good news is that early …

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