Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

Every single day, 132 people are diagnosed with an oral cancer.

Every single hour of every single day, someone dies of an oral cancer.

Oral cancer doesn’t only affect heavy users of tobacco or alcohol. The fastest growing group of oral cancer diagnoses are younger people infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Of those diagnosed, 40% won’t survive longer than five years. Mostly because oral cancers are usually discovered late in their development.

Early detection can greatly improve the outcome which is why we wanted to let you know the top 7 risk factors for oral cancer.

If one of the 7 risk factors in the image below describes you, please call us at XXX-XXXX to make an appointment for a screening.

If you’ve been affected by oral cancer, please feel free to share this image and spread the awareness of the risk factors. Many people still don’t know them, and we would love to change that!


Dr. Felicity is a National Board Certified Dentist and a Longtime resident of Charleston.

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