The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 53,000 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in 2019, and the ADA is working to provide members with resources that can help them do their part to fight and end this disease.
This April will mark the 10th annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk & 5K hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Through this event, dental students, with the help of faculty, alumni and local businesses, work with the Philadelphia community to raise awareness for oral cancer by performing screenings and fundraising for the Oral Cancer Foundation in its work to provide access to care. Last year, the event raised $18,000 for the organization, with more than 500 runners, volunteers and patients who participated.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. ASDA is encouraging the dental community and public to spread the word on oral cancer prevention! As oral health care professionals, we are often the first to see signs of oral cancer. Awareness and early diagnosis is key to increasing oral cancer survival rate. Check out these facts on oral cancer in the infographic in the post and be sure to educate your patients on risk factors.