Oral Cancer Kills One Person, Every Hour, Every Day

The below excerpt on Oral Cancer comes from a Press Release from Identafi 3000 titled: AAOMS 91st Annual Meeting in Toronto Oct. 15-17 – Offers Opportunity for Identafi 3000 Ultra Demo

Oral cancer kills one person, every hour, every day, Trzeciak observed.

“Oral cancer is typically detected by a doctor, not a dentist, by which time it is usually a late-stage diagnosis,” he said. “In fact, 40 percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will be dead in five years and 78 percent diagnosed with Stage IV, late-stage cancer will be dead in five years. Early detection of oral cancer would improve the survival rate to 80 to 90 percent.” He noted that fewer than 15 percent of those who visit a dentist get screened regularly; rarely is the best available technology used.

“When you look at the five-year mortality rate for oral cancer, it’s scary,” Trzeciak said. “Oral cancer is more deadly than the more familiar cancers: breast, cervical, and prostate, and also more deadly than liver, kidney, thyroid, or colon cancers.”


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Comments

  1. krishnakumar says:

    I am suffering due to tongue cancer. It was detected in later IV stage and radiation are given for 30 days. Even thouth it is spread into my jaw, gums and throat. I feel very much pain on bones of my face and head. Please confirm me how long more I will be alive and what are symptoms through which I can understand that I am approaching my death. Because of this pain and mental worry I use to drink alcohol daily. will it cause faster approach of death. Please advise.

  2. Arma says:

    Dear Krishna,
    So sorry to hear about your condition. Have you had a surgery to remove the cancerous area? The purpose of the Fight Oral Cancer Foundation is to raise awareness about oral cancer globally and help with research. We do have a group of oral and neck surgeons and physicians but they can not express their professional opinion over the internet. To answer your question, you better ask your physician.
    You can always share your condition and story with our other members by submitting your story to Info@FightOralCancer.org
    We wish you the best. You are in our prayers.
    Regards,

    The Fight Oral Cancer Team

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