Did you know? In 2016, there will be 48,250 newly diagnosed cases of oral cancer in the United States. For over a decade, there has been an increase in the amounts of oral cancer being diagnosed and it has become alarming. What is even more concerning is that many of the symptoms are very mild; many patients will simply dismiss any red flags and health professionals are trying to create awareness advising patients that this can be a costly mistake.
Risk factors for developing oral cancer include:
- Tobacco use
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- HPV infection
- Poor diet
- Family history of oral cancer
Getting screened for oral cancer is easy, minimally invasive and takes just a few minutes. Dentists and health professionals everywhere are encouraging men and women to get checked because catching the disease early is crucial to the chances of survival. Many oral cancers that are caught early are treatable, this means that getting screened regularly could save your life.
Get screened today
If you would like to get screened or would like to learn more about oral cancer, please do not hesitate to contact our dentist in Glendale. We are here for your every need and will be with you throughout your journey to good health.
Location: 411 N Central Ave Suite #245, Glendale, CA 91203