A simple annual oral cancer screening has the potential to save your life! Though nearly 10,000 people die each year from this dangerous disease, it’s possible to treat if detected early. This is why Dr. Campbell and his team encourage all adult patients to undergo regular oral cancer screenings.
Oral cancer can develop along the lips, cheek lining, gums, tongue, floor and roof of mouth, and throat. Common triggers include heavy use of tobacco and alcohol and excessive sun exposure. Since oral cancer doesn’t always show obvious symptoms in its early stages, it’s important to stay alert for the following signs in between your annual screenings:
The oral cancer screening process at Greg Campbell DDS is quick and simple. It includes a systematic visual examination of all soft tissue in the mouth, a physical exam of the neck and lymph nodes, and a questionnaire. If your oral cancer screening reveals signs of oral cancer, Dr. Campbell and his team will work closely with you and your family to identify the best treatment option for your unique case.