April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
Oral Cancer Awareness is represented by Burgundy.
While there are several types of oral cancers, roughly 90% are squamous cell carcinomas, originating in the tissues that line the mouth and lips. Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tongue, but may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gums, lips, or palate.
It is estimated that roughly 36,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer each year.