Oral Cancer Survivors

According to MD Anderson, a leading cancer treatment hospital,

Thanks to earlier detection, improved treatments and the supportive care of family and friends, there are now more than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States. One out of every six people over 65 is a cancer survivor, and 1.4 million were diagnosed more than 20 years ago.

Some survivors may live with cancer as a chronic disease requiring periodic treatments, while others may go into long-term remission. Many will lead normal lives with few side effects, if any. In fact, two-thirds of survivors report that cancer has not had a significant long-term impact on their lives.

Early detection is the best way to survive cancer.  According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research,

Oral cancer survival rates have increased approximately 15 percent from the mid 1960s until the latest (2004) National Cancer Institute Survey. In spite of this improvement, significant disparities remain in some population groups.

The more awareness that is raised regarding the concerns of oral cancer, the higher the likelihood of early detection.  Encourage your friends and your family to incorporate regular oral cancer screenings in their dental checkups.


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


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

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