Oral Cancer Screening for Waukesha and the Surrounding Areas
Early Oral Cancer Detection Increases Survival Rate
Oral cancer screenings are crucial to early detection. At Ross Dental, we provide oral cancer screening services to help increase patient awareness of oral health problems as well as increase rate of survival with early detection.
Oral cancer risk factors include:
- Tobacco Use
- Excessive Alcohol Consumption
- A Compromised Immune System
- Past History Of Cancer
- The Presence Of The HPV Virus
Many newly diagnosed patients under forty years of age have no known risk factors. With immediate treatment, the survival rate is almost 90%, making early detection of oral cancer essential.
Ross the new Berlin Dentist and the dental staff check for oral cancer by visually and manually examining your mouth, head, and neck. Making an appointment for an oral cancer screening may just save your life. I have seen it happen before. People suffering from oral cancer typically die within five years of being diagnosed because treatments are not as effective when the cancer is at an advanced stage.
Oral Cancer Signs: What to Look For
You can help detect oral cancer if you know what to look for. Generally, oral cancer comes in the form of an uncontrolled growth. Look for lumps on your tongue, gums, or anywhere else in your mouth. If there are red and white colors on the lumps, these can be signs of cancer. If the sore doesn’t heal or if it begins to bleed, these are indications of a cancerous growth. In the early stages, oral cancer does not cause pain. However, there is a burning sensation as the cancer gets worse. An oral screening is the best way to detect oral cancer with a higher survival rate.