Oral Cancer Screening

There are three times as many cases of oral cancer as compared to cervical cancer, and three times as many oral cancer deaths each year. Oral cancer can be transmitted between partners through oral sex or sexual intercourse.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the culprit, and HPV infection is the fastest growing sexually transmitted infection. The new patient profile is a younger, sexually active male or female who often does not smoke or have any of the typical risk factors.

HPV is the cause of over 70% of oral cancer at the back of the throat, base of the tongue, and tonsillar areas.

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Resource Centre

Oral cancer early detection.  Oral cancer is often not noticed in its early stages because it can develop without pain or symptoms. If the cancer is detected early, and before it has spread to other tissues, the 5-year survival rate is almost 90%.
[ Information Sheet

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How much do you know about oral cancer? Take the test.  Knowledge is power.  [ Information Sheet

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E-Cigarettes fact sheet.  Learn more about them.  What they are and are they safe?   [ Information Sheet ]

 

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