Oral cancer takes years to develop and shows little to no symptoms until its final stage. By this point, it’s often too late to treat. Sit down with your dentist and discuss factors that may put you at risk of developing oral cancer.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and throat account for about 45,000 cases each year in the United States, resulting in approximately 8,000 deaths per year. Studies show that successful treatment is highly dependent upon diagnosis and treatment of this disease in its early stages. Although there have been advances in surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment, five-year survival rates of patients with moderate to advanced…
What to Expect at a Skin Cancer Screening
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What causes oral cancer?
Nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually in the United States, with more than 8,000 dying every year from the disease. Oral cancer has a higher death rate than many other common cancers, including cervical cancer, testicular cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and thyroid or skin cancers. The high death rate results from the fact that most oral cancers go undiagnosed until the disease is well advanced and has spread to another part of the body, most often, the lymph nodes in the…
What are the warning signs of oral cancer?
An important part of maintaining your oral health is visiting your dentist regularly. In addition to checking for cavities or problems with your gums, your dentist will also provide a screening for oral cancer. As with any form of cancer, an early diagnosis is important to successful treatment Symptoms of Oral Cancer Oral cancer refers to any form of cancer that develops in the mouth, throat, or sinuses. Any type of growth or lesion in the gums, tongue, cheeks, the roof of the…
How your dentist can spot oral cancer?
Your dentist can screen and spot oral cancer. This is how.
The facts about oral cancer
Oral cancer is not as well known as other types of cancer but it can represent a life-threatening risk if not identified early. – It stri...
What can cause oral cancer?
Oral and pharyngeal cancers affect an estimated 39,000 Americans each year. These lesions are frequently discovered by dentists and hygienists during routine oral exams or as part of annual or