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Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center has partnered with Always April, a national partnership of oral surgery practices across the country, as we strive to bring oral cancer awareness into a year-round discussion. We know the importance of early detection, and we actively look for signs of oral cancer during patient visits.

The facts:

  • Oral cancer is rising in low-risk groups.
  • Someone is diagnosed with oral cancer every 10 minutes in the United States.
  • One person dies from oral cancer every 49 minutes in the United States.
  • Historically, the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high—not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development.
  • For decades, oral cancer has affected 6 men for every 1 woman. Now the ratio is 2 to 1.

Thank you for your interest in Always April. Our free oral cancer screening event is over.

It is important to be aware of changes that happen in your mouth and continue routine dental visits and cleanings. If you notice any change in your oral health, please contact your oral health provider for an examination.