One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States. Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal. As with most other cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
Oral Cancer Detection
Early detection is vital to the survival of any cancer. Oral cancer is no different.
Oral Cancer Risk profile
- Patients age 40 and older (95% of all cases)
- 18-39 years of age combined with any of the following:
- Tobacco use
- Chronic alcohol consumption
- Oral HPV infection
- Patients age 65 and older with lifestyle risk factors
- Patients with history of oral cancer
If you are in a moderate to high-risk category, we recommend an oral cancer screening annually. DON”T DELAY--- IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
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My experiences at East Taylor Dental Associates, I've been to three appointments now, have been just such a pleasure! I never thought I'd ever hear myself saying that about a dentist!! But I am! There is such a calm and nonthreatening atmosphere in that office. Dr. Horner is as gentle as one can be, cheering me on as to how good I am doing while he is doing his work. All the staff are always attentive and smiling. And I love my new smile and its not even done yet but I am so excited to have the rest of the work done and have my whole mouth restored, did I just say I was "excited"? Thank you to Dr. Horner and the staff for making my dental experience a GREAT one! I wish I knew about you guys a long time ago!
Sandra D- Patient since 2016,