World Cancer Day – February 4, 2019

World Cancer Day is February 4, 2019. You can visit World Cancer Day’s website to read more about why they set aside one day a year to highlight cancer. They believe that “access to life-saving cancer diagnosis, treatment and care should be equal for all – no matter where you live, what your income, your ethnicity or gender.”

Some “Key Cancer Facts” from World Cancer Day include:

  • 9.6 million people die from cancer every year
  • At least one-third of common cancers are preventable
  • Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide
  • 70% of cancer deaths occur in low-to-middle income countries
  • Up to 3.7 million lives could be saved each year by implementing resource appropriate strategies for prevention, early detection, and treatment
  • The total annual economic cost of cancer is estimated at $1.16 trillion

For these reasons…. 

During your comprehensive dental exam at Montevallo Family Dentistry, we give you a thorough evaluation of your entire mouth. Our advanced technology allows us to detect oral cancer at its earliest stages. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, “Currently, the most effective way to control oral cancer is to combine it with early diagnosis and timely and appropriate treatment.”

To schedule a dental checkup that includes an oral cancer screening, contact Montevallo Family Dentistry today. We proudly offer you the top quality dental care you need, in our comfortable and caring environment you deserve. We also welcome new patients and we accept most dental insurance carriers.

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry