Oral Cancer Screening
Protect Your Future with Oral Cancer Screening
Around 35,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year. This ailment is difficult to beat, with around 45 percent sufferers losing the battle to oral cancer within 5 years. The best way you can protect yourself and increase your chances of survival is by catching and treating oral cancer early.
The symptoms of oral cancer include the following issues appearing in the mouth or throat:
- Persistent sore
- Tenderness or pain
- Red or white patches
- A lump or rough spot
- Increased difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Increased difficulty speaking
- Change in bite
If any of these symptoms ring a bell, getting an oral cancer screening is critical. Even if you have not noticed any of these symptoms, it is good to see Tang Dental every so often for oral cancer screenings. Discovering cancer in its earliest stages can save your life.
When you come in for an oral cancer screening, Dr. Tang will investigate your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, hard palate, soft palate, and throat. He will also examine your jaw and neck. He will discuss your health history with you in order to determine your personal risk of oral cancer.
We go above and beyond ordinary oral cancer screenings. In addition to your physical examination and consultation with Dr. Tang, we provide Velscope technology to catch signs of oral cancer earlier than ever. This handheld scope can detect abnormalities in your oral tissues that a doctor could not. The Velscope blue excitation lamp is painless, effective, and quick.
Keep your health and future in mind. The earlier we detect your oral cancer, the more likely you are to defeat it. Give us a call today to benefit from the valuable knowledge that our advanced oral cancer screening methods can give you.