Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. In the simplest terms, oral cancer is any cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses and pharynx.

  • According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.
  • Worldwide, the problem is much greater, with new cases exceeding 650,000 annually.
  • One person will die every hour of every day 24/7/365 from oral cancer in the US.