Pamela’s Story

For almost a year, prior to having any visible sign that anything was wrong, I had intermittent pain on the left side of my tongue when I would eat or drink. I would check my tongue every 2-3 weeks to find the cause for the pain, but didn’t find anything. I even had several health [...]


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Consistent Alcohol Consumption Can Lead to Oral Cancer

alcohol and oral cancer

The American Cancer Society states: “Oral cancers are six times more common in alcohol users than in non-alcohol users. About 75% to 80% of all patients with oral cancer consume alcohol frequently. Smokers who also drink are at much higher risk.”


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Tobacco Use: A leading cause of oral cancer

Tobacco - Cause of Oral Cancer

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of oral cancer. Using tobacco products after you have already been diagnosed can hinder effectiveness of treatment.


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Kristina’s Story

March 2002 After about two years, my father, Christopher, went to a doctor to consult about a large lump on his tongue although he fought my grandmother on the issue, due to monetary reasons. My father never smoked a day in his life but had poor oral hygiene and as a truck driver was around [...]


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Oral Cancer: Too Deadly to Ignore

According to CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, survival rates for patients with oral cancer are among the lowest of major cancers.


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HPV, Other Risk Factors Tied to Oral Cancer: New Web Site Offers Awareness, Early Detection Information

According to The Fight Oral Cancer Foundation (FOCF), oral cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with the latest medical research linking it to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).


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HPV Linked to Oral Cancer

The human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, comes in many forms. It has been found that HPV-16 is in fact a leading cause of oral cancers.


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Samantha’s Story

September 2, 2009 I do not smoke, and I only consume alcohol socially, for example, at weddings, or special occasions, or maybe for a relaxing weekend with my husband. Yet, I was diagnosed with Tongue Cancer on February 6th, 2009. I am an oral cancer survivor. About 4 years ago I noticed a sore spot [...]


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Michelle’s Story

May 13, 2009 I was diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma on palate in October of 2007. I was lucky that it was low grade and only required surgery and did not loose any bone. The bad part was that even though I am a dental assistant and should have known better, I ignored the lump for [...]


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The Fight Against Oral Cancer

We as the Foundation are looking forward to continuing to strategically raise awareness and funding for research that will aid in finding new ways for early detection of oral cancer.


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Together we fight oral cancer. Together we save a life every hour.