Rebecca Ward went to the dentist for a routine check-up and ended up with a startling diagnosis: oral cancer. After that initial shock, Rebecca went through cancer treatment and became an advocate for oral cancer awareness.
Information about the harmful effects of tobacco is not new. For example, we know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. You may want to quit, but it can be incredibly hard. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged.
Volunteers are needed for a research study about quitting smoking. Participants will be compensated for their time and nicotine patches will be provided at no cost.
Oral cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the mouth or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). As part of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month this April, here are four things you need to know about finding and preventing oral cancer.
For Cancer Prevention Month, we’re highlighting the 5 behaviors that can prevent approximately 50 percent of cancers.