Friday, August 17, 2007

Dental Did You Know: Incidence of Oral Cancer

The American Cancer Society has projected that more than 34 000 people in the US will be diagnosed with oral cancer (cancer of the mouth, lip, tongue, salivary glands and oropharynx) in 2007 up 11% from the year before.

Risk factors include: smoking, alcohol, UV radiation, diet, and human papillomaviruses (HPV)

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)
(905) 273-7100