The Best Dentists in Methuen Warn Patients About the Seriousness of Oral Cancer
At the end of an all-day dental conference yesterday on Nov 8th: HPV (human papilomavirus) has now surpassed all other forms of OC (oral cancer). 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with OC this year, causing 8000 deaths.
Almost half of those 43,000 diagnosed will not be with us in 5 years. The death rate for oral cancer is higher than many routinely known cancers like cervical cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, skin cancer (melanoma), thyroid cancer, and prostate cancer.
I urge all of you to:
1) talk to your physician about the HPV vaccine
2) do not smoke or "dip" tobacco
3) get a routine OC screening from your favorite dentist