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Do you know Oral Cancer Screen is part of your Dental Exam?
Old Friends

Oral cancer screenings are utilized to check for early signs of mouth or throat cancer, such as white lesions, blocked salivary gland and other suspicious growths or cysts. 

Following is a list of how common and how serious oral cancer really is:

  • It is the 6th most common cancer and represents about 3.6% of all cancers diagnosed

  • There are roughly 30,000 new cases of it reported annually

  • It can lead to chronic pain, loss of function, irreparable facial and oral disfigurement and death

  • Oral cancer accounts for almost 9,000 deaths annually​

  • Fewer than ½ of all oral cancer patients are cured simply because it is usually not diagnosed early enough

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