- Nearly 8,000 people die every year from oral or pharyngeal cancer.
- Roughly 36,500 cases of oral or pharyngeal cancer are diagnosed every year.
- The survival rate over a five-year period is 50%, but a greater survival rate is evident for cases where the disease is diagnosed in the early stages.
April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Unfortunately, cancer has become way too common; but most people are largely unaware of the danger of oral cancer. That is why April has been designated Oral Cancer Awareness Month. To help you better understand the disease, here are a few facts from a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
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