Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer - Oral Cancer

Here are some statistics to consider:

  • Oral cancer kills one American every hour.1
  • Approximately 42,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013.1
  • In 2013, among the 42,000 diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States, 18,000 will not be alive in five years.2
  • Oral cancer's incidence rate has increased the last five years in a row.1
  • In 2007, oral cancer's incidence increased by 11 percent.1
  • The mortality rate for oral cancer has not changed significantly in three decades.1
  • Oral cancer's high mortality rate is due to late-stage discovery (Stage III and IV).1
  • The mortality rate for oral cancer is higher than the rates for cervical cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancer.1

1Oral Cancer Foundation
2National Cancer Institute/SEER