How AAOMS Supports Oral Cancer Awareness

Christopher C. Babcock, MD works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a business and healthcare executive. As an executive, Dr. Chris Babcock is the owner and managing partner of Babcock Realty. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Christopher C. Babcock, MD is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS).

The AAOMS aims to provide patients with access to safe and effective care through oral and maxillofacial surgery. The organization also promotes and advances the skills and professionalism of AAOMS members. AAOMS uses various measures to achieve its goals, one of which is raising oral cancer awareness.

Out of all the people newly diagnosed with oral and pharyngeal cancer, only 60 percent will live past five years. Because oral and pharyngeal cancers are usually discovered late, the fatality rate associated with them remains high.

Comprised of dental and medical practitioners who treat these cancers, AAOMS encourages oral cancer awareness by supporting two oral cancer programs observed in April. These are the Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW) and the Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Both programs are organized by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and Oral Cancer Foundation, respectively.

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