Black Men At Highest Risk For Oral Cancer

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(BlackDoctor.org) — African American men have the highest risk of developing oral cancer compared to any other group in the U.S. population. It is a cancer which occurs twice as often in the black population as in whites, and survival statistics for blacks over five years are also poorer at 33%, versus 55% for whites. Most cases of oral cancer are linked to cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both tobacco and alcohol together. In fact, using tobacco plus alcohol poses a much greater risk than using either substance alone.

Certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) may also play a part in oral cancer. It’s not just smokeless tobacco (“dip” and “chew”). Using tobacco of any kind, including cigarettes, puts you at risk for oral cancer, and the risk of only increases with age—most oral cancers occur after age 40. The death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development

What Are the Possible Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

•    A sore, irritation, lump or thick patch in your mouth, lip, or throat

•    A white or red patch in your mouth

•    A feeling that something is caught in your throat

•    Difficulty chewing or swallowing

•    Difficulty moving your jaw or tongue

•    Numbness in your tongue or other areas of your mouth

•    Swelling of your jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable

•    Pain in one ear without hearing loss

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9 Comments

  1. I don’t believe this b/s! White folks have been smoking tobacco & eating Pussy since the beginning of their wretched history. What’s amazing to me is that every Damn disease on the planet, these crackers say Black Folk are the leaders in dying from that disease except Mass Killings, Suicides, Satanic acts & Child Molestation! The white folk have those on lockdown but you don’t hear many in depth stories or studies published on these white diseases, only the lies about everything that kills Black Folk

    • I understand your anger. But most diseases blacks die at a higher rate, not because they aren’t as healthy, but because other races have access to better medical care (on a whole) Also doctors can be biased also and give more “care” to those he/she identifies with. i.e. for a black person with a headache, the answer is drink plenty of water and an aspirin, for a white person with a headache drink plenty of water and an aspirin, but to make sure lets take a cat scan also. In regards to health and diet, I am a vegetarian, and many of my black friends “need me some bar bq” Our diets are also not as good and we eat more fast food (as a whole) exceptions to the rule, but i’m speaking in generalities. I personally wish no black smoked or used tobacco, tobacco is the indians silent revenge on colonialism. They more or less invented americas abuse of tobacco. So lets listen to the first lady, eat healthy, stop smoking and drinking so much. Just my opinion.

  2. I stopped believing these stupid stats years ago. When it comes to certain diseases, I believe white men list faux stats, to scare white women away from black men, because we all know, that is their biggest gripe with black men. I too wish white women and black men were not such an item, because I elieve there is no love like black love. But don’t fall for the hype with these stats. if you notice just about every disease known to man, for some reason Black people are listed as the most vulnerable. Have 40 seats.

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  5. Adults, and especially religious leaders like you Tim, need to speak for the young people and to other young people who have got to be scared down to their socks by this violence. I know my son Doug was in Middle School when the Columbine shootings occurred, and he was terrified. He wrote a paper for school on it, and he wrote about what his church confirmation mentor had said about it to him–but not all kids have that, and so now they have you on this blog. Thanks so much for this post. I was confident you would write on this and do a great job.

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