April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month
Oral cancer has one of the highest death rates of all cancers, killing one person every hour of every day.1 Of the people newly diagnosed, only about 57% will live longer than 5 years.2 This is primarily due to the fact that most oral cancers continue to be identified at a late stage.2
There were approximately 48,330 people in the U.S. diagnosed with oral cancer in 2016.3 These statistics show why spreading Oral Cancer Awareness is so important. Early detection with adjunctive screenings provides patients better protection against oral cancer. Studies show that early detection increases the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer from 32 to 83 percent.3
The Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening System from StarDental Instruments is a screening tool that dramatically enhances the appearance of suspicious tissue using three wavelengths of light, revealing mucosal abnormalities which may lead to oral cancer or premalignant dysplasia that may not be apparent to the naked eye during traditional screenings.
To learn more about the Identafi Oral Cancer Screening System, and how it works hand in hand with early detection, please visit www.identafi.net
April Oral Cancer Screenings and Events
If you’re an Identafi owner providing a free oral cancer screening event during April, we want to hear from you! Please let us know in the comments below about your screenings or events. If you aren’t an Identafi user yet, purchase an Identafi Oral Cancer Screening System in April to save $300!
Join us in raising awareness of Oral Cancer this month and be sure to share your thoughts below!