Oral Cancer Screening
Each year, more than 30,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx are diagnosed and over 8,000 deaths due to oral cancer occur. The main key is Early Detection; this may allow increasing the survival rate for these types of cancers. Screening for oral cancer may be done during a routine check-up by your dentist. The exam will include looking for lesions, including areas of leukoplakia (an abnormal white patch of cells) and erythroplakia (an abnormal red patch of cells). Leukoplakia and erythroplakia lesions on the mucous membranes may become cancerous. Our office offers biopsy procedures to better serve you.