Oral cancer is one of the most deadly diseases in America, killing 57% of all diagnosed. This is scary news. However, the good news is that when diagnosed early survival rates jump to 80%!
At Diamond Spring Dental Associates we can perform an oral examination or screening to help identify oral abnormalities. Oral Cancer is very difficult to self-diagnose so routine dental exams and oral cancer screenings are absolutely necessary.
Some patients are in fact, at a enhanced risk for oral cancer. These risk factors include a previous history of cancer, age, alcohol use, tobacco use, sun exposure and HPV (human papilloma virus).
By the time your oral cancer appears in the mirror it may be too late to effectively treat. Screening tests are important for identifying abnormal tissues before they become cancerous. Contact us to learn more about screening tests today.