Understanding and managing your personal risk factors for oral and throat cancer

As your dental healthcare provider, our primary objectives are to maintain your quality of life and to ensure your safety.

  • Prevalence: According to the American Cancer Society, the prevalence of oral cancers is expected to dramatically increase by nearly two-thirds by 2035.
  • Risk factors: Even though age (over 50 years old), tobacco use, alcohol consumption and HPV are major risk factors according to the American Cancer Society and others, there has been increasing evidence to suggest that some who did not experience these considerations are also affected.
  • Questionnaire: Based on these risk factors, and understanding the importance of early screening, this website is a first of its kind AI-driven questionnaire (coupled with the best available epidemiological data) to assess your personal risk level as compared to the general population.
  • Recommendation: From the risk level determined by this questionnaire, we will determine if a more precise molecular analysis with the CancerDetect saliva test is recommended.
  • Education: In addition, please note that the site also serves as an excellent source for patient education, which includes an AI chatbot to answer your personal questions.
  • Privacy & confidentiality: No identifiable information about you is collected in this screening assessment and your dentist does not receive any compensation.

We view this as a major public healthcare initiative and the current data suggests that a few minutes can save your life!

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Legal disclaimer

The information in this website is a best effort as a public health initiative based on available literature and relevant epidemiological data. This is not intended to be comprehensive. Specifically, a determination of a lower quantitative risk level according to this website does not preclude the presence of other unknown risk factors. A recommendation of salivary molecular testing is intended for further detection of biomarkers and potential follow-up. Use of the information and recommendations in this website are at the discretion of individuals, and the creators bear no responsibility for misuse.


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