In the United States, this year alone, roughly 1 person every hour will die of oral cancer, and of those who are newly diagnosed, approximately 57%, will not be alive in 5 years*. These are alarming statistics.
Oral cancer is not a cancer you hear a lot about, however it has higher death rates than many cancers you regularly hear about such as cervical or skin cancers. What is so frightening about oral cancer is that in its early stages it can go unnoticed since it is often painless and without any physical symptoms.
Today, the Human Papilloma Virus, specifically HPV16 has contributed to the increased rate of oral cancer. Lips are no [...]