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Raise awareness of mouth and throat cancer among patients with ADA brochure

June 09, 2014
image of PDS mouth and throat cancer brochure 
American adults don't appear to know enough about head and neck cancers, according to a study published online June 5 in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.  One tool dental practices can employ to educate patients is the ADA's brochure Get the Facts About Mouth and Throat Cancer.

The revised brochure provides the causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors for both oral and pharyngeal cancer, along with the human papillomavirus connection. Get the Facts About Mouth and Throat Cancer (W151) also advises patients of ways to lower their risk and reminds them that dentists check for cancer at each visit.

The full head and neck cancer awareness study is available to JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery subscribers. An abstract is available online.

The six-panel ADA brochure is available as a pack of 50 to members for $26 and $39 retail price. Save 15 percent on all ADA Catalog products with promo code 14141 through July 31. This brochure, and many other patient education and professional resources, are available at ADACatalog.org or by calling 1-800-947-4746.