Your Mouth (Oral)

Age To Start Your Oral Cancer Checs 

 

At Any Age

Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get it earlier. Oral cancer today occurs twice as often in males as in females.

The fastest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, non-smoking individuals who are sexually active. Through sexual contact you can contract the human papillomavirus (HPV), which also causes cervical cancer.

Resource: Oral Cancer Foundation