Oral cancer is a serious problem affecting many people. This type of cancer is on the rise where other cancers have declined. Causing factors of this cancer are HPV, Alcohol, Smokers, Tobacco, Age 40+, and Genetics. Dr. Ohlsson is pleased to have the latest technology in his office for preventative screening. The screen takes two minutes and consists of Dr. Ohlsson using the fluorescence technology light which shines blue in the patients mouth. This light can identify oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage.
Here are some statistics to consider:
- Oral cancer kills one American every hour.1
- Approximately 42,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013.1
- In 2013, among the 42,000 diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States, 18,000 will not be alive in five years.2
- Oral cancer’s incidence rate has increased the last five years in a row.1
- In 2007, oral cancer’s incidence increased by 11 percent.1
- The mortality rate for oral cancer has not changed significantly in three decades1
- Oral cancer’s high mortality rate is due to late-stage discovery (Stage III and IV).1
- The mortality rate for oral cancer is higher than the rates for cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancer.1
1Oral Cancer Foundation
2National Cancer Institute/SEER
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