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What is the rate of incidence for mouth cancer?

About 30,000 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer every year in the United States. Men account for 21,000 of these and women account for 9,000. Death occurs in 8,000 of these cases.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that about 40,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with mouth or throat cancer in 2012. About 8,000 people will die of the disease.

Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.

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