Oral Cancer Screening Exam – The Urgent Need for Change
Over 48,000 Americans will be newly diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer in 2016, with the rate of occurrence having increased for more than a decade now. The majority of oral and oropharyngeal cancer is discovered in the later stages. Due to late stage discovery, little more than 50% of those diagnosed today will be alive in five years.
This has alerted both the medical and the dental community to take action.