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Different causes of oral cancer

Posted on December 26, 2014 10:58 am under Medical Malpractice

The Oral Cancer Foundation stated that by the end of this year, nearly 43,250 individuals in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer. The agency also revealed that approximately 8,000 cases of oral cancer-related deaths will be recorded within the same period. Oral cancer statistics have not been improved not because the disease is difficult to diagnose, but because it is oftentimes being discovered during its later stages.

You are at risk of oral cancer if:

  • You consume too much alcohol
  • You use smokeless chewing or spit tobacco
  • You have been infected with human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Your lips are constantly exposed to too much UV rays

Unfortunately, late diagnosis can sometimes result from a dental practitioner’s negligence in carefully assessing a person’s risk of oral cancer during office consultations. If you believe dental care negligence has been the cause of a late oral cancer diagnosis, speak with one of our dental malpractice attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn about a variety of legal options available to you. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to see if your situation qualifies you to seek financial restitution.