“The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers in the United States are for 2023:

  • About 54,540 new cases of oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer
  • About 11,580 deaths from oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer

The average age of people diagnosed with these cancers is 64, but they can occur in young people. Just over 20% (1 in 5) of cases occur in people younger than 55.”.

American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/cancer/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer/about/key-statistics.html)

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