- 110 people every day are diagnosed with an oral cancer
- 1 person dies every hour of every day from oral cancer
- Anecdotally, on the oral cancer foundation survivor list, about 1/3 are under 30 years of age
- There seems to be a correlation with the HPV virus and oral cancers
- In 2007 oral cancers rose 11%
- Survival rate is good if found early, but overall about a 55% survival after 5 years
Always feel free to talk to your dentist about what to watch for and ways to prevent oral cancer.