Happy April! The month of April is also known as oral cancer awareness month. One person dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. There will be 132 new individuals newly diagnosed each day in the U.S. alone.
What causes oral cancer?
There are three different categories that attribute to oral cancer. The most common way people get oral cancer is abusing alcohol and tobacco use. The second leading cause is the human papilloma virus strain 16. There are over 200 strains of human papilloma virus and strains 16 and 18 can lead to oral cancer. So you could not be using alcohol and tobacco on a regular ...