Why Screen for Mouth and Throat Cancer?

  • Early detection saves lives
  • Screening events spread awareness about risk factors, concerning signs and symptoms
  • Communities and health care workers are under-educated about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of mouth and throat cancer
  • Due to a lack of awareness,  patients are often diagnosed at later stages of disease, making existing treatments less effective
  • There has been a 3 fold increase in mouth and throat cancer in the last 15 years due to HPV  (human papilloma virus) infections in the mouth and throat.