According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 43,500 people in the US are diagnosed with oral/throat (oropharyngeal) cancer every year and one person dies of this cancer every hour. When discovered early, the survival rate can be as high as 90% with treatment. Unfortunately, most cancer lesions are discovered in the later stages which have only 57% survival rate 5 years from diagnosis. Our doctors strongly believe in early detection and prevention. An oral cancer screening is completed at your initial visit and followed up based on each patient’s risk factors such as drinking and smoking habits and family history.