Late diagnosis of oral cancer is a serious issue
Oral cancer has a 50% recurrence rate
You are 20x more likely to develop a second primary cancer after the first diagnosis
1 person dies every hour of every day in North America
Are you at risk for oral cancer?
Early detection of oral cancer is critical.
70% of oral cancer patients are not diagnosed until Stage 3 or 4. This happens because often oral cancer will progress without symptoms or pain. As a result, the 5-year survival rate is only 50% after your healthcare professional confirms a diagnosis of oral cancer. For those patients who do survive, many have to deal with severe facial disfigurement, pain, loss of taste and potentially the inability to talk or eat normally.