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2011-05-26 21:05:00

GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred people in the United States every day will be diagnosed with oral cancer and one person every hour of the day will die from it, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/DA10207LOGO) "The good news is that now it is easier than ever to detect oral cancer at an earlier stage through a routine dental exam," said Scott Mason, D.D.S. at Burgess & Mason Family Dentist. "We want...

2011-05-18 04:00:00

Non-profit leads coalition of strategic partners to effect nationwide increase in screening and awareness efforts NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral cancer is an insidious disease that too often is not discovered until very late in its development, as it might not produce symptoms the average person may notice. By then treatments are less effective, and because of late discovery in far too many patients, it has a five year survival rate of only about 46%,...

2011-04-04 04:00:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A serious change in the cause of oral cancer is taking place nationally, and its implications are impacting the American public in a manner that a decade ago no one would have predicted. For decades, oral cancer (also known as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer) has been a disease which most often occurred in older individuals, who during their lifetimes had been tobacco users. Most cases were ultimately the...

2011-04-02 00:00:29

Every year in the United States, about 37,000 new patients are diagnosed with oral cancer "“ that's about the same as the population of Del Rio. And there are about 8,000 fatalities a year "“ more than the entire population of Alamo Heights. In fact, within five years of diagnosis, almost half of the patients will be dead. In recognition of National Oral Cancer Awareness Month (April), San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Camacho, DDS, and his Cosmetic Dentistry of San...

2011-03-31 12:03:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., is reminding patients about the importance of oral cancer screening and early detection in recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month (April). According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, which is responsible for approximately 8,000 deaths annually. Common risk...

2010-12-17 14:44:00

Oral Cancer Support Group Connects Thousands of Patients and Survivors on the Internet NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's no secret that people don't want to hear their name and cancer in the same sentence. When Oral Cancer Founder Brian Hill was diagnosed with oral cancer in 1999, he had a lot of questions. Brian recalls, "When I was going through treatment I remember thinking, 'When am I going to get rid of all these sores in my mouth? What about...

2010-08-16 13:40:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This past weekend the US Open of Surfing, sponsored by action sports industry giant Hurley International was held in "Surf City" attracting over 500,000 visitors during the three-day event. The crowd of sun and surf lovers was dominated by teens and 20 somethings that besides their love of the beach also shared their connectivity to social networking environments, often with multi-functional smart phones. For the Oral Cancer...

2010-06-21 04:00:00

Chattanooga Walk Promotes Early Detection of Oral Cancer NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, oral cancer survivor Jeanna Richelson, organized the first Chattanooga Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, which raised donations for the Oral Cancer Foundation, and much needed awareness of a disease that too few Americans know about. According to the foundation's executive director Brian Hill, "I don't believe there has ever been an oral cancer walk that was this...


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