UNDIAGNOSED Oral cancer is KILLING one person every HOUR in this continent EVERYDAY
April 15, 2014 | Posted in Tuesdays With Transitions | Be the first one to comment
ONLY Fourteen (14 %) of North American patients report knowledge or awareness of their dental office performing an Oral Cancer Screening.
Oral cancer is considered one of the most preventable of all cancers and if detected early has an 80% success rate…!
Oral cancer, detected in late stages, only has a survival rate of 20% 5 years after diagnosis.
• 30,000 are diagnosed with oral cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx each year
• The average years of life lost to Oral Cancer is 16 years, which is one year more than all cancers in general