Oral Cancer will inflict 37,000 people this year. It will cause 8,000 deaths. It is a silent killer that takes the life of one person every hour.
Today, many cases of oral cancer are being caused by Human Papilloma Virus, commonly known as HPV, an STD that nearly 80 percent of Americans will be infected with at least once in their lifetime.
So don’t forget to insist on an oral cancer screening with your dentist at least once a year, even if you have no known risk factors like tobacco and alcohol.