Why Men Need Oral Cancer Screening – American Dental Association

The One Exam Every Man Needs to Have

Forget the tie, craft beer brewing kit and tricked-out barbecue tongs this Father?s Day. You could give the man you love a lifesaving gift by just asking him a simple question: When was the last time you went to the dentist? Men, as it turns out, are less likely to visit the dentist than women.

Regular dental checkups are important for everyone, but they?re especially vital for men. Men are twice more likely to get oral cancer. Approximately 40,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral and pharyngeal (throat) cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute, 15 in 100,000 diagnosed each year are men.

Early detection can result in better treatment outcomes and may help keep an important man in your life ? maybe even yourself ? from becoming one of the 8,000 people whose lives are claimed each year by the disease.

What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

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