April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery has joined Always April, a national partnership of oral surgery practices across the country, to bring oral cancer awareness into a year-round discussion. We hope to do this by building awareness around the importance of regular screenings and early detection.

The facts

  • Oral cancer kills about as many Americans as melanoma and twice as many as cervical cancer.
  • Oral cancer is rising in women, young people, and non-smokers.
  • At least 25% of oral cancer victims have no known risk factors.
  • Earlier detection (stages I and II) yields survivor rates up to 80%–90%.