It will affect more than 30,000 people this year. It will claim more than 7,000 lives. It could be hiding in your mouth right now. Oral cancer is a silent and deadly disease that, when detected and treated early, has an 80% cure rate. While high-risk patients, like those who smoke and drink, have increased potential for oral cancer, virtually anyone is susceptible.
At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for unusual white patches, which could indicate oral cancer lesions. A simple brush biopsy sent to a lab will allow us to find out if cancer is indeed present. If you do have oral cancer, we’ll advise you on a plan to stop the disease in its tracks and return your mouth to total wellness.