While other cancers get all the media attention, oral cancer is quietly growing at alarming rates. Here at Allen Dental Studio, we make educating and encouraging our clients to keep up with regular oral cancer screenings our mission. It might just save a life! Every day, mouth cancer is diagnosed in about 100 people, and it accounts for approximately 3% of cancers diagnosed in men and 2% in women.
What’s more, oral cancers are especially insidious because they present themselves in very subtle ways. So subtle that they often go unnoticed until the cancer prospers. That’s a major problem. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, “Oral cancer kills one person every hour, 24-7, 365!” Dr. Tiplea and his team fight oral cancer by conducting an oral cancer scan at every single visit, not just during comprehensive exams. If you:
- Use tobacco or alcohol
- Are frequently exposed to the sun
- Are sexually active (HPV is one of the leading causes of oral and pharyngeal cancer)
- Have noticed any redness, bleeding, or white patches in your mouth or on your lips
…please give us a call right away.