Every hour, one American dies from oral cancer, and the growing number of cases diagnosed are not caused from smoking or alcohol abuse.
Oral cancer deaths are now higher than deaths from cervical, testicular, laryngeal or thyroid cancer. Research now shows the human papilloma virus, also referred to as HPV, is being linked to oral cancer at an alarming rate. Oral cancer is detectable and treatable if caught in the early stages. The bad news is, when most oral cancers are detected, it is in the later stages.