How Preventive Oral Cancer Checks Can Save Your Oral Health
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- Oral cancer is highly treatable when caught early
- Detection is easy with a quick and simple check-up
- Checks are painless and take only a few minutes
- This screening can help detect other oral health issues
- Regular checks help prioritize your oral health!
Did you know that oral cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the world, or that in Canada, more than 2600 Canadians will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, according to the Canadian Cancer Society?
It's a disease that can often be overlooked because its symptoms can be mistaken for other conditions. That's why it's so important to get regular oral cancer checks from your dentist, who is trained to spot the early signs of oral cancer. By looking for and identifying any suspicious symptoms, they can help ensure that you receive any necessary treatment as soon as possible.
What symptoms are associated with oral cancer?
Developing in any part of the mouth, including the lips, gums, tongue, and throat, the most common symptom of oral cancer is a mouth sore or lump that does not go away. Other symptoms include bleeding from the mouth, pain or numbness in the jaw or teeth, difficulty swallowing, and hoarseness. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see us, your dentist in Toronto, right away.
Why is quick detection of oral cancer so important?
There are many benefits to getting regular oral cancer checks, including catching the disease in its early stages. When caught early, oral cancer is highly treatable and has a high survival rate. In fact, patients who receive treatment for oral cancer in its earliest stages have an 80-90% survival rate. But when diagnosis is made in later stages, the survival rate drops to only 50%.
Oral cancer checks are quick and easy, and they can serve as a life-saving measure. If you're due for a regular checkup or have an oral symptom you’d like to have examined, call 2th Dental @ St. Clair Bathurst today!