Get your easy oral cancer screening
- Provided during every checkup
- Catch oral cancer early
- A quick, painless process
- It can be a lifesaver.
Oral Cancer Screenings Are Already Part Of Your Regular Checkups
There are a variety of reasons someone can develop oral cancer. One of the big contributors is poor oral health. Your Vancouver dentist can detect early warning signs during an oral cancer screening, which takes place during a routine checkup. It’s fast, painless, and convenient.
Some facts about oral cancer in Canada
Each year in Canada, more cases of oral cancer are diagnosed than ovarian or cervical cancer. It’s also responsible for more deaths than melanoma or cervical cancer. On a more positive note, with an early diagnosis, the overall five-year survival rate is 85 per cent. A late-stage diagnosis is much lower at 67 per cent. Different types of oral cancer can affect the cheek, tongue, lips, palate, pharynx, soft palate, and salivary glands.