Oral Cancer Screening
One person every hour of every day dies of Oral Cancer in America . It has become the sixth leading cancer among men and is one of the few cancers in which the rate of detection is increasing among young adults. Most people are not aware of the potential risks; however, when detected early enough, the survival rate for oral cancer is very high.
At one time oral cancer was predominantly seen among smokers, however, increasingly, oral cancer is being seen in patients of all ages. Although smoking is still a leading factor, many other criteria such as age, family history, ethnicity and alcoholic consumption also play a role. Many experts have surmised that an increasing cause is exposure to the HPV virus, which is the primary precursor of cervical cancer. These various factors all point towards the need for better technology to assist in the early detection of this curable disease.
We at Dr. Eddleman’s office, have always conducted a comprehensive oral cancer screening for all of our patients at each and every visit free of charge. Please give us a call if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.