Live for tomorrow. Get screened for oral cancer today.
Oral cancer currently kills about one person every hour in America. But with proper prevention, such as regular oral cancer screenings
, people diagnosed with oral cancer have an 80 - 90% survival rate. Metro Dentalcare is dedicated to the fight against oral cancer by raising awareness, educating patients and performing regular oral cancer screenings.
Metro Dentalcare speaks with Brian Hill of the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Metro Dentalcare spoke with Brian Hill, founder of the Oral Cancer Foundation. Hill explained the biggest problem in the fight against oral cancer is awareness and lack of early detection.
"Two-thirds of all oral cancer is found at stages 3 or 4 - when it's deadly," Hill explained. He went on to say if dental professionals regularly perform oral cancer screenings, preventing and curing oral cancer has a very high success rate.
"Oral cancer kills more people than skin cancer, brain cancer, or prostrate cancer. Oral cancer kills 24 people a day, and yet nobody seems to know about it," Hill said. "When it's caught in the 1st stage or earlier, a patient has a 90% chance of full recovery."
Read more on the efforts of Brian Hill and the Oral Cancer Foundation
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