April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month #Giveaway

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month #Giveaway 1

Close to 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 43,250 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years.

Did you know that April marks Oral Cancer Awareness Month? FabGrandma shared her personal experience story of her husband’s oral cancer and why this month is important to her. Thankfully, he is still with us and an oral cancer survivor. You can read her post and learn more about how you can prevent oral cancers.


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  1. I am surprised at the number of people diagnosed each day with oral cancer. I did know that cigarette smoking and alcohol were a big part. All of us need to make sure we see our dentist regularly and take good care of our mouth

  2. As a 3 year survivor of breast cancer , I am very glad that oral cancer has a 80-90% survival rate. I had never thought about it being contracted through HPV or tobacco use. I thought this was mostly from chewing tobacco users. Thank you for sharing this information as learning and finding out more about cancer early enough can save a lot of lives.

  3. I learned that There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol and the other is through exposure to the HPV-16 virus

  4. Even as a nurse this is a type of cancer we don’t think a lot about, although obviously chewing tobacco is a leading cause. I was surprised that 43k+ people are diagnosed a year.

  5. I learned that the death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers such as thyroid, or skin cancer (malignant melanoma).

  6. I learned that oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers.

  7. I learned that of the people diagnosed with oral cancer today, a little more than half of them will be alive in 5 years.

  8. I learned that mouth cancer will be newly diagnosed in about 115 new individuals each day in the US alone

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