April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April is National Cancer Control Month, a time dedicated to creating awareness in the hopes of preventing the disease. For Dr's Kifer and Bowen it is a chance to educate people on risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use and human papillomavirus (HPV).
What Does HPV Have to do with Oral Health?
This frightening connection to HPV is rarely acknowledged, but we now know that it can lead to oral cancer, bringing the disease to a younger population than ever before. Even worse, standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests do not screen for HPV, and people often don’t even know they have it until something worse develops. Your dentist may be ...