Oral Cancer Awareness Month, observed in April and sponsored by The Oral Cancer Foundation and The Bruce Paltrow Foundation, focuses on a national screening campaign to end oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that awareness of oral cancer in the American public is low. While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals who come into contact with the HPV virus. It is important to educate the public through oral health awareness campaigns in order to aid in oral cancer prevention and early detection.
Oral Cancer Awareness Month Sponsor:
The Oral Cancer Foundation
The Bruce Paltrow Foundation
To learn more, visit http://www.oralcancer.org
The awareness color for Oral Cancer is Red and White Pinstripes.