April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that approximately 54,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with this disease this year.
You can protect yourself by following a few steps that can help you prevent or catch this condition in the early stages:
- Schedule a dental cleaning and exam, which includes an oral cancer screening
- Perform self-checks at home
- Avoid tobacco products
- Get vaccinated against HPV, if you are eligible