Answering Your Questions about Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a prevalent disease, and unfortunately, the number of cases diagnosed each year is rising steadily. The Oral Cancer Foundation states that in 2017, nearly 50,000 cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed.
There wasn’t much of a focus on oral cancer until actor Michael Douglas was diagnosed in 2010. His experience created awareness, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about the disease.
Why are oral cancer fatality rates so high?
It is not hard to detect or diagnose oral cancer. Fatality rates are so high because oral cancer often goes undiagnosed until it’s in the late stages. It is a particularly aggressive form of cancer, so an early diagnosis can ...