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Oral Cancer Facts

  1. Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancer was 11.0 per 100,000 men and women per year. The number of deaths was 2.5 per 100,000 men and women per year.
  2. Most lip and oral cavity cancers start in squamous cells, the thin, flat cells that line the lips and oral cavity. These are called squamous cell carcinomas. Cancer cells may spread into deeper tissue as the cancer grows. Squamous cell carcinoma usually develops in areas of leukoplakiaExternal Web Site Policy (white patches of cells that do not rub off).
  3. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers occur most often in the following sites:
  • The tongue
  • The tonsils and oropharynx
  • The gums, floor of the mouth, and other parts of the mouth

4. Historically the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development.

5. Those who both smoke and drink, have a 15 times greater risk of developing oral cancer than others.

The most important is that making a screening could save your life, prevention is the most effective way to avoid any kind of disease.

In Nogales Dental Láser we love to take care of you and your oral health, come an make a teeth cleaning and you’ll get a free screening.

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