http://youtu.be/K--x0OxJ3co http://www.drburch.com/oral-cancer.html Do you have oral cancer? Are you worried that you might have lip cancer, tongue cancer, throat cancer or any other cancer of the mouth? Do you use tobacco? Do you drink excessively? Are you in the sun alot?? Oral cancer is cancer anywhere in the mouth. It is a type of head and neck cancer that affects the mouth. It is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. It is the sixth most common cancer among men. Oral cancer is the fourth most prevalent cancer in African-American males. Oral cancer is an ideal cancer to identify early by screening. It can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. It will be diagnosed in an estimated 35,000 Americans this year and will cause approximately 7,500 deaths. It is far too often discovered in late stage development, the primary reason for the consistently high death rate. Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it's caught early. Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in any part of the mouth or lips. It is the uncontrollable growth of cells that attack surrounding tissue. It is more likely to occur in individuals over 40 years old and in those with prolonged sun exposure. It is of significant public health importance to India. Oral cancer is deemed to be present when the basement membrane of the epithelium has been broken. Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking or spit (chewing) tobacco and excessive use of alcohol. Oral cancer is far too often discovered in late stage development, the primary reason for the consistently high death rate. Oral cancer is almost completely preventable if the key risk factors of smoking and alcohol consumption are avoided. A healthy diet containing sufficient vitamin A is also recommended. Regular dental examinations may detect oral cancer early. Call Dr. Burch today for a complete oral cancer exam. 650-965-1234. Oral cancer is a killer. Call for an exam appointment today.