Oral Cancer Screenings From Your Dentists in Mississauga
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- Undergo regular preventive screenings
- Have any mouth or neck changes assessed right away
- Learn risk factors and which symptoms to watch for
- If oral cancer is found, greatly improve your chances of survival with quick action
- Prioritize your oral and overall health!
If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to oral cancer screenings -- after all, who wants to think about cancer? But the truth is, regular oral cancer screenings are vital for maintaining good oral health.
Oral cancer doesn't discriminate -- it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle. In fact, according to the Canadian Dental Association, approximately 12 in 100,000 men and 5 in 100,000 women will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year.
The good news is that when caught early, oral cancer is highly treatable. In fact, the five-year survival rate for those whose cancer is detected early is 83%.
So, what happens during an oral cancer screening? Our dental expert(s) will visually and physically examine your mouth for any signs of cancer. They will also feel for any lumps or bumps on the outside of your neck. If anything suspicious is found, a biopsy will be performed to confirm whether or not cancer is present.
While it may seem like a hassle, getting regular oral cancer screenings is important for maintaining good oral health. If it’s been a while since your last screening, call us today to arrange an appointment. We'll be more than happy to quickly provide you with the care you need!