There are other cancers that get a lot more attention, but oral cancer is nothing to ignore. In fact, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 49,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. And according to the American Cancer Society, it is one of the cancers for which the death rate has actually increased. Part of the problem is that, in its earliest stages, oral cancer has very few noticeable symptoms. Even if patients do notice a small sore or lesion, they may dismiss it as a common and minor mouth injury.
That’s why regularly scheduled oral cancer screenings from Panhandle Dental Care are so crucial. We use a variety of diagnostic tools and technology to improve our detection, including the innovative VELscope, the world’s most widely used malignancy detecting device. This award-winning device is so effective, it has been recognized by the World Health Organization! And that’s good news: the earlier oral cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat and the better the prognosis. Don’t risk it! Schedule your oral cancer screening today!