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Oral Cancer Awareness Survey Shows Lack of Awareness, Greater Need for Education & Screening


April 5, 2016
by Oral Health

A recent national consumer survey revealed that among U.S. adults, the majority knows very little or nothing at all about oral cancer (58 percent) and only 37 percent reported being screened for oral cancer at their last dental check-up, according to a survey released today by Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, in collaboration with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, and Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC).

The online survey polled 523 U.S. consumers ages 35-75 on their knowledge and preferences around oral cancer and oral cancer screening. The findings were released today in support of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, which occurs in April and Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, which occurs April 10 – 16, 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-oral-cancer-awareness-survey-reveals-83-percent-of-adults-want-to-be-screened-for-oral-cancer-during-routine-check-ups-only-37-percent-actually-are-300245773.html?tc=eml_cleartime.