My patients are thoroughly screened at each regular dental exam. Please confirm with your dentist if you have any concerns. I am often surprised when new patients state they do not recall ever receiving a thorough oral exam. This includes inspection of all your soft tissues, throat, above and under your tongue, in addition to just checking your teeth. When caught late, oral cancer treatment can be extensive.
Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it
While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV virus. We cannot stop this virus from spreading; our only hope to save lives is with professional involvement and public awareness.
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