Improving early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma with advanced salivary diagnostics may impact mortality
Oral cancer is the sixth most prevalent form of cancer in the United States. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation and the National Cancer Institute, approximately 43,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014. This includes those cancers that occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth, known as the oropharynx, and on the exterior lip of the mouth.
Oral cancer is also curable if detected early enough. [Read more…]