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Benefits Of Oral Cancer Screening


Posted on 9/11/2023 by Barbara Ketchum
Benefits Of Oral Cancer ScreeningOral cancer is a life-threatening condition. This cancer ranks 11th among the leading causes of death across the globe. Like other cancers, it is preventable and treatable when detected in the early stages. Unfortunately, many people get diagnosed with it when it has already advanced. You can reduce your chance of being a victim by considering an oral cancer screening. This non-invasive process takes a few minutes, and it is painless. The dentist will assess your teeth intensively to check for unusual oral sores or white or red purchases. Considering an oral cancer screening will offer you the following benefit:

Early Detection Leads To Treatment


Cancer is treatable when detected at early stages. This aspect is not different for oral cancer. When detected before it advances, you have a high chance of surviving. The only way to realize this goal is through oral cancer screening. The process will determine if you have cancer and prescribe the necessary steps when detected.

Help Assess Risk Factors


Unlike other health conditions, cancer can arise at any time. Some people can get it at an early age while others it manifests in old age. However, early detection can change the life and death odds. Oral cancer screening helps to assess your risk levels. It can identify any potential signs of precancerous malignancy. The dentist will also advise you if your lifestyle increases your risk of getting oral cancer. Hence, screening will likely reduce your risks and enhance your oral health.

Enhance Prevention


Oral cancer screening can bring favorable results, indicating you are cancer free. However, this does not mean you are immune to it. Your lifestyle or genetic connection can make you a high-risk person. Fortunately, the dentist or doctor will advise you on how to prevent it.

Are you considering an oral cancer screening? Contact our office and schedule an appointment today for further advice and assistance.
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