Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat). Oral cancer accounts for roughly two percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Approximately 35,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year and about 7,600 will die from the disease. On average, 60 percent of those with the disease will survive more than 5 years. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40 and affects more than twice as many men as women.
Tobacco and alcohol use.
Most cases of oral cancer are linked to cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both tobacco and alcohol together. Using tobacco plus alcohol poses a much greater risk than using either substance alone.
HPV. Infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (specifically the HPV 16 type) has been linked to a subset of oral cancers.
Age. Risk increases with age. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40.
Sun Exposure. Cancer of the lip can be caused by sun exposure.
Diet. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in oral cancer development.
See a dentist or physician if any of the following symptoms lasts for more than 2 weeks.
It is important to find oral cancer as early as possible when it can be treated more successfully. An oral cancer examination can detect early signs of cancer. The exam is painless and takes only a few minutes. Your regular dental check-up is an excellent opportunity to have the exam. During the exam, your dentist or dental hygienist will check your face, neck, lips, and entire mouth for signs of cancer.
Gitlin Dental Group
99 Hicksville Road
Bethpage, NY 11714
|Monday:|| 9:00am - 7:00pm
|Tuesday:||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday:||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday:||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday:||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday:||9:00am - 4:00pm|
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Below is our New Patient Package that you will need to complete on your first visit. You can expedite matters by completing it at home prior to your initial visit to our office.
Patient History Form HIPAA Form Sleep Medicine Registration Form
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