Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Fast Facts Part II
- Historically, the death rate associated with oral cancer is particularly high not because it is difficult to diagnose, but because the cancer is routinely discovered late in its development, when it has already metastasized to other areas of the body, often the lymph nodes.
- Worldwide, oral cancer rates are even higher than they are in the U.S., with over 640,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
- Oral cancer can occur in anyone, but tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as heavy alcohol use, are some of the common causes.
Early detection is the key to successful outcomes after oral cancer diagnoses. Concerned about oral cancer? We are happy to answer any questions you may have; just give us a call at 734-677-2156.