April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and OCF would like to invite you to join us in our national screening campaign to end oral cancer! Oral Cancer awareness in the American public is low. Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it
While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV virus. We cannot stop this virus from spreading; our only hope to save lives is with professional involvement and public awareness. This is your opportunity to get involved and give back to your community in hopes to raise oral cancer awareness and the need for early detection in order to save lives. Together, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the world of oral cancers.
Ted Hume DDS provides oral cancer screenings at any professional dental cleaning appointments. Ask your hygienist about the screening – you might be amazed at what all goes into a screening that you probably never noticed at previous appointments. If you have not been in for your professional dental cleaning contact Ted Hume Dental today to schedule at your convenience.
– See more at: http://oralcancer.org/events/oral-cancer-awareness-month.php#sthash.1hNaqZwx.dpuf