2nd Annual Dental Oncology Professionals FREE Oral Cancer Screening Day!
Friday, April 27th 2012 from 2PM to 4PM
Texas Clinic at Prestonwood
6957 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
Contact: Norberto Diaz
MORE INFORMATION HERE
Relay for Life of Garland
May 5 - May 6, 2012
5PM to 5AM
Naaman Forest High School Stadium
Dental Oncology Professionals of North Texas is participating as a lead sponsor for this life-changing event that is celabrated throughout 5,100 communities and 19 other countries. Come cheer on the teams and help us celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
for more information or to donate
to our Dental Oncology Professionals relay team...
Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 37,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the United States. It kills one person every hour of every day and 100 new cases are identified each day. The good news is that oral cancer can be found early in its development.
There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause; and the other is through exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus 16), a newly identified etiology. This is the same virus that is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. The most rapidly growing population affected by oral cancer is young, healthy, male and female non-smokers who have been exposed to the HPV-16 virus.
DOPNT is currently scheduling multiple free oral cancer screenings throughout the Dallas area. Check back for details on our upcoming events.
Images from the event.