Tag archive of oral health

Early Detection: How a Florida Start-Up Could Revolutionize Oral Cancer Screening

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 600,000 new cases of head and neck cancer and 300,000 deaths worldwide each year. This a lot of deaths when we consider the fact that head and neck cancers have the potential not only to be easily treatable but also, survivable. The problem we face right now is early detection. I know you’ve heard us say this before, but trust me when I say, it bears repeating. Over and over and over again.

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8 Ways to Prevent Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

As we often say here at Joan's Foundation, when it comes to oral, head and neck cancer, prevention is KEY. This may seem like common sense, but many people simply don't know the risk factors that contribute to this life-threatening disease. Here are 8 ways to prevent oral, head and neck cancer: 1. Kick the the tobacco habit. Smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes; chewing tobacco; and using snuff are the largest risk factors for head and neck cancer.

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