Oral Cancer and Head & Neck Cancer Awareness

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April 20th, 2023

Illustration of Oral Cancer Awareness ribbon which is burgundy and white. 
Text states: "Nearly 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. It is 2 times more common in men than women."

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the American Dental Association, oral cancer includes the lips, gums, roof and floor of the mouth, inner cheeks as well as the first two-thirds of the tongue. Head and neck cancer occurs at the base of the tongue, the tonsils and throat.

Early detection of these cancers helps with treatment and survival. According to the American Cancer Society, about 54,000 people will be diagnosed this year with males twice as commonly affected as females.

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