Oral Cancer Facts & Statistics

  • Approximately one American dies every hour from oral cancer
  • Human Papilloma Virus 16 is the cause of over 60% of current oral cancer cases
  • Between 1998 and 2004 HPV-related oral cancer has risen 225%, according to a study released by the National Cancer Institute
  • Oral cancer “at risk” zones are: tonsilur areas, tonsils, base of tongue, pharyngeal walls, larynx
  • 43% of people with oral cancer will die of their disease
  • In recent studies, sleep deprivation and cancer have been linked; severe sleep apnea increases risk of cancer by 68%
  • Early detection saves lives! 81% of oral cancer patients survive when their disease is detected before it has spread to other parts of the body