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 .