Dental Oral Cancer Screening
Oral health care professionals now believe that all individuals over the age of 18 should have at least an annual oral examination. While, age, tobacco and alcohol use are risk factors for oral cancer, more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
INCLUDE ORAL DENTAL SCREENING FOR SAFETY
Why You Should Get Oral Cancer Screening?
One American dies every hour from oral cancer. Late detection of oral cancer is the primary cause that both the incidence and mortality rates of oral cancer continue to increase. It is one of the few types of cancer that has not seen a significant reduction in incidence over the past thirty years, and recent research has shown a strong association with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can be sexually transmitted.
- The incidence of oral cancer increased 11% in the United States in 2007
Unlike several other cancers, the survival rate for oral cancer has remained unchanged for decades
- The overall 5-year survival rate for oral cancer is 52%, but when discovered early, it increases to 80% – 90%
- Unfortunately, only 35% of oral cancer cases are diagnosed in the early stages. Why? Because there have been few advances made in screening techniques and there are significant limitations inherent to white light and chemiluminescence light examination of the oral mucosa
- Pre-malignant changes actually start below the surface, at the basement membrane. These changes may not be apparent to the naked eye until the disease progresses to the surface
Benefits Of Getting Mouth Cancer Screening By A Dentist.
We recommend that you get a screening of your mouth for cancer at least once per year. You can benefit from the following:
- Catch any cancer early by taking preventative measures
- Put your mind at ease by staying on top of screenings
- Finding cancer early greatly increases outcomes
- Only takes 2 minutes to do an examination
- Pain free and easy
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