April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and the Oral Cancer Foundation would like to invite us to join in their national screening campaign to end oral cancer! Oral Cancer awareness in the American public is low. Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERYDAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it! While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors,the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV virus.
We cannot stop this virus from spreading; early detection is the greatest weapon we have at beating oral cancer. At Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey, in Manalapan, we routinely perform oral cancer screenings for our patients during their exams.
To schedule an exam and cancer screening, contact us today.
For more information about Oral Cancer Awareness Month please visit http://oralcancer.org/events/oral-cancer-awareness-month.php