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Baseball, Tobacco and Oral Cancer

Spring means different things to different people—but to baseball fans, it means just one thing: the start of another thrilling season. All 30 Major League Baseball teams begin play this month, delighting fans from Toronto to Texas and everywhere in between. The boys of spring carry on an age-old tradition—yet baseball is also changing with […]

Quitting the Smoking Habit Could Vastly Improve Your Dental Health

Even after decades of health warnings, approximately 45 million Americans smoke cigarettes. Although three-quarters will attempt to quit at some time in their life, most won’t be successful because smoking is both pleasurable and highly addictive. Still, it’s in your best health interest to quit, and not just for your general health. Besides bad breath, […]

Early Detection is Critical to Surviving Oral Cancer

While oral cancer makes up only a small portion of annual cancer cases, they are nonetheless a critical situation for those patients who develop them. Because cancer lesions in the mouth are easily mistaken for other kinds of sores or overlooked as they develop, they’re often not detected until the later stages of the disease. […]

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer accounts for approximately 3% of cancers in men and 2% in women. That may not sound like a lot, but the disease often isn’t detected until it has progressed to its later stages when it’s harder to treat and the outlook for survival is significantly diminished. The main areas where oral carcinomas (cancers) […]

Actress Blythe Danner Is a Leader in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

After her husband, producer Bruce Paltrow, succumbed to oral cancer in 2002, actress Blythe Danner made it her mission to help save other families from the heartache she and her children (Jake and Gwyneth Paltrow) suffered with his loss. Now active with the Oral Cancer Foundation, Blythe uses her fame to bring awareness to the […]

Seven Things You Should Know About Oral Cancer

Let’s talk about oral cancer. Yes, it’s a scary subject — but the truth is, the more you know about it, the better able you are to protect yourself. Who is more likely to get oral cancer? Because of your genetic disposition — heredity — men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer as […]