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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

About 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. This includes cancers that occur in the mouth, in the very back of the mouth, and on the exterior lip of the mouth. This is the fifth year in a row that’s seen an increase in the rate of occurrence of oral cancers. In 2007 there was a major jump of more 11%. Oral cancers are increasing in the U.S. and not just among tobacco users or the older population. The fastest growing segment of people developing oral cancers are young non-smokers. A very common virus, one responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers is now identified as the cause of this rapid rise of oral cancers. Spotting oral cancer as early as possible can save lives. Your dentist or your healthcare provider can do this quick, painless screening for you. At Innovative Dental Care this is a routine screening at your bi-annual check-up.  In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now’s the time to make getting your oral cancer screening a priority. 

Dr. Summer

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