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Oral Cancer Prevalence

Oral cancer prevalence has decreased from the mid 1960s until the latest National Cancer Institute Survey on the topic (2004).

Key data points:

In 2004 there were approximately 244,000 reported cases of oral cancer.

The prevelance of oral cancer was greater in men, as in 2004 approximately 157,000 (0.11% of) men and 87,000 (0.07% of) women had oral cancer.

The prevelance of oral cancer was greater in older age groups. Among reported cases of oral cancer in men, 64% were found in men older than 60 years of age. Of reported cases on oral cancer in women, almost 66% of these oral cancer cases were found in women older than 60 years of age.

For more detailed statistics about the prevalence of oral cancer, please see Oral Cancer Prevalence (Total Number of Cases) by Age.

Source: NIDCR


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