Oral Cancer Screening

Many people think of tobacco use as the primary cause for oral cancer but there are many more causes. Alcohol consumption, a diet low in fruits and vegetables, and even the sun, are causes of oral cancer. In fact, this form of cancer accounts for about 2% of cancers in women and 3% of cancers in men. According to the American Cancer Society, it is one of the few cancers for which the death rate has actually increased.

Don’t let this often-painless cancer creep up on you. If you experience any unusual swelling, redness or discoloration in your mouth, if you have any difficulty swallowing or feel that something is caught in your throat or if you have a persistent, unilateral earache, even if the way your teeth fit together has changed, please give us a call. Oral cancer is more common than almost any other cancer and the signs and symptoms can be subtle.