Monday, March 3, 2008

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer cases increase by about 33-35,000 per year in the United States. There are an estimated 8,000 deaths attributed to Oral Cancer in the United States each year. Oral Cancer usually strikes people over 40 but has no age barrier. All people, with or without teeth, should see their dentist regularly for Oral Cancer exams. Unfortunately, pain is not an early sign of Oral Cancer. What can you do to help cut down the incidence of Oral Cancer? Don't smoke. If you use alcohol, drink in moderation. Use lip balm with sunscreen.

1 comment:

phx_chick said...

Good to know, thanks for sharing.