What is Oral Cancer?
Approximately 42,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and/or part of the throat. Most oral cancers are related to tobacco use, alcohol use, or both. You can help reduce your risk for oral cancer by avoiding all tobacco products and drinking alcohol only in moderation (National Cancer Institute).
Because oral cancer can spread quickly, early detection is important. An oral cancer exam can identify early