One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States. Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal. As with most other cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
Oral Cancer Detection
Early detection is vital to the survival of any cancer. Oral cancer is no different.
Oral Cancer Risk profile
- Patients age 40 and older (95% of all cases)
- 18-39 years of age combined with any of the following:
- Tobacco use
- Chronic alcohol consumption
- Oral HPV infection
- Patients age 65 and older with lifestyle risk factors
- Patients with history of oral cancer
If you are in a moderate to high-risk category, we recommend an oral cancer screening annually. DON”T DELAY--- IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
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Dr. Horner has been my dentist for over 26 years. My husband and I keep coming back because of the quality service that we have received. The staff has been very helpful from office staff to clinical staff. If we have any concerns or questions, they have been addressed in a professional way. Dorthy P- Patient since 1989,