Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United
States, killing at a rate of one person per hour every day.
50% of all patients diagnosed with oral cancer die within 5
years. The frequency of oral cancer in adults under the age
of 40 has increased 60% over the past 30 years. Risk factors
including tobacco use, frequent alcohol consumption, a
compromised immune system, a history of cancer, or the
presence of Human Papillion Virus, all increase the
likelihood of contracting this deadly disease.