Oral Cancer Awareness
Oral cancer is one of the top ten most commonly diagnosed cancers in Native men. Quitting smoking is just one of the ways to reduce your risk for developing oral cancer. Talk to your health care provider about what options work best for you on your quitting journey.
Oral Cancer Prevention
Oral cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the mouth, lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, hard palate, tonsils, and the throat. Oral cancer is one of the top ten most commonly diagnosed cancers in Native men. It is caused by commercial tobacco and alcohol use, the Human Papillomavirus, sun exposure, poor diet, and low physical activity.
AICAF’s American Indian Oral Cancer Prevention (AIOCP) project provides educational materials and training resources for the Indian Health Service, tribal and urban dental workforce to impact oral cancer screening and tobacco cessation services for dental patients. If you are a dental clinic serving Native people, and would like to learn more about the AIOCP project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Prevent Oral Cancer in Indian Country
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Raise awareness of oral cancer in Indian Country by celebrating Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April! Join AICAF throughout the month as we provide new resources, share stories and help spread the word about early detection. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact email@example.com.