April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!
Baystate Dental PC in conjunction with Mercy Medical Center’s Sister Caritas Center will be offering FREE oral cancer screeings.
Did you know:
-42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013
-100 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. every day
-Common risk factors include smokeless tobacco and exposure to HPV 16 virus. The quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to this virus
-Early detection saves lives