Unfortunately, 83% of oral cancers are diagnosed by non-dental personnel, at a stage where the mortality rate is high. (Just goes to show you how important early detection and diagnosis is.)
Source: Newton A, AGD Impact: The War Against Oral Cancer, Vol 35, No 8, Aug 2007, pg 40-46.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)