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Oral Cancer: Statistics

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account a person's own risk factors. These may include family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for oral cancer?

Here are some statistics about oral cancer: 

  • About 48,330 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer in 2016.

  • Men are more than twice as likely as women to be diagnosed with oral cancer.

  • More than 1/4 of oral cancer occurs in people younger than age 55.

 

Source: American Cancer Society

 

Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Gersten, Todd, MD
Last Review Date: 6/1/2016
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