Oral Cancer Kills One Person Every Hour of Every Day

The Silent Killer

Oral cancer is not a disease on everyone's "radar." But it had an alarming growth rate of over 11% in 2007 and still growing.

The Startling Statistics

Why? Simply put, Oral Cancer is more deadly than breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer and kills one person every hour of every day.

Because the signs and symptoms of oral cancer are often missed by the naked eye, the disease is usually detected late in development, when themortality rate is 50%. When found early, oral cancer patients have nearly 90% survival rate.

A New Concern

Once associated only with heavy smokers or drinkers. Oral Cancer is being found in frightening rates in non-smokers and non-drinkers alike.

Exposure to the human papilloma virus is the fastest growing risk factor for oral cancer. This is the same virus that is responsible for the majority of cervical cancers in women. The virus presents 5X increase in occurence of Oral Cancer under the age of 40 and it has been recommended that all patients over the age of 17 be screened annually.

Identafi 3000

Identafi 3000 uses a revolutionary technology whick employs 3 unique wavelengths of light that can detect oral cancer with more efficacy than the naked eye. Early detection means early treatment and a cure rate over 80%.

The test is simply, painless and takes less than 10 minutes.

 
   

 

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