Did you know that approximately one person dies from oral cancer every hour, every day, every year? Of those that are diagnosed, barely more than half will still be living five years after their diagnosis, in great part due to late detection. As the rate of oral cancer increases, early detection becomes more important.
Preventing Oral Cancer
Cancers begin as harmless dysplasia, which are pre-cancerous cells in the thin layer of tissue that surrounds our skin and organs. If dysplasia goes undetected and untreated, cancer forms. The best way to prevent oral cancer is by detecting irregularities early, before cancer growth occurs.
A brush biopsy is a non-invasive, in-office method of oral cancer diagnosis. Detecting oral cancer early, with a brush biopsy, is a four step process:
Routine dental checkups are your best option for oral cancer prevention! Call your dentist today to schedule your appointment!
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Newport Beach Dentistry
1401 Avocado Ave #20
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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