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What is the rate incidence of oral cancer?

About 35,000 new cases of oral cancer are reported in the U.S. each year, representing about 2% of all cancers diagnosed. About 7,600 people die of oral cancer each year. About 60% of people diagnosed with oral cancer are still alive after five years. Most people who get oral cancer are over age 40. About twice as many men get oral cancer than women. 

There are 30,000-35,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed in the United States every year. This accounts for approximately two percent of all new cancer cases. Oral cancer also causes approximately 8,000 deaths per year, mostly in patients over the age of 50, and accounts for 1.5 percent of all cancer-related deaths in the United States.

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