Category Archives: Oral Cancer

Smoking Cigarettes Alters Bacteria in Mouth

April has been named Oral Cancer Awareness Month. As the #1 cause of preventable disease and mortality in the United States accounting for approximately 480,000 deaths per year, Dr. Heather Fleschler wants you to know that cancer caused by cigarette smoking is an epidemic deserving of your attention. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates […]


Oral Cancer Warning Signs

Oral cancer is a dangerous, and surprisingly common, type of cancer that kills one American every hour. Oral cancer is very treatable, but early detection is key. In fact, when caught early, the survival rate is almost 90 percent. However, if the cancer spreads before diagnosis, a patient only has a 60% chance of surviving […]


The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer kills roughly one person every hour in the US. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that over 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, and nearly half of those diagnosed will die within 5 years. In Meyerland and other communities in the Houston area, oral cancer makes up […]





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