Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oral Cancer- The Forgotton Killer?

There will be approximately 30,000 new cases of oral and pharyngeal cancer diagnosed in the United States this year. Out of these cases as many as 8,000 people will die from the disease. This works out to be about 22 deaths a day, each and every day, from oral cancer in the United States. On top of this staggering statistic, the 5 year survival rate is only 50%. Although most cancerous survival rates are increasing in the United States, the rate of survival from oral cancer has not improved in decades. In fact the death rate from oral cancer is...

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