Oral Cancer Screenings in New York
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Did you know that regular oral mucosa screening helps detect possible cancerous lesions early? If the pathological process is detected at an early stage, then the success rate of its treatment exceeds 90%. The iSmile Dental Clinic in New York provides an opportunity for patients to do oral cancer screenings.
What is Oral Cancer?
Cancer of the oral mucosa is one of the most frequent and serious cancers. The high level of danger is because the symptoms are too often detected late and at a late stage. Knowledge of risk factors and regular check-ups (screening of the entire oral mucosa) are essential steps in the early detection of the disease and the key to successful treatment.
Statistics show that more than 400,000 new oral cancer cases are identified annually. A significant part of them is young people with bad habits. And most cases are detected at a later stage, which reduces the likelihood of a complete cure. Only 4% of cases are diagnosed in the first stage.
One of the risk factors for the formation of cancer of the oral mucosa is the presence of bad habits, such as smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking alcohol. The risk of possible cancer appears in people older than 50 years. Poor oral hygiene, unbalanced nutrition, and excessive ultraviolet irradiation are also risk factors for this disease. At risk are carriers of the human papillomavirus. Even the wrong position of dental prostheses can be the cause.
How iSmile Dental dentists perform Oral Cancer Screenings?
Doctors at iSmile Dental do a complete oral mucosal screening. During the visit, the dentist will offer to check for any violations. Mucosal screening includes a visual and manual examination of the face and neck. As well as examination with the help of special equipment - a non-invasive method designed for the early detection of oral cavity lesions since some foci are invisible to the naked eye. It will take no more than 5 minutes.
Specialists of the clinic recommend immediately consulting a doctor if:
- You have any mucous membrane lesions, tumors, or seals that do not disappear within two weeks.
- You have white spots or redness inside your mouth.
- You have difficulty chewing.
Doctors recommend screening the oral mucosa once a year if:
- You are 50 years old or older;
- You smoke;
- You usually drink alcohol;
- You suffer from chronic diseases of the oral cavity;
- You are sexually active;
- You have already had surgery for oral cancer (to make sure there are no recurrences).
Screening of the mucous membrane allows you to determine oral cancer at an early stage and, if it is detected, plan effective treatment with a high rate of complete recovery. If the test shows abnormalities in the tissues, do not panic! Any suspicion of oral cancer should be rechecked within 2-3 weeks. If the pathological process persists, then it is necessary to perform a biopsy to determine the nature of the lesion and the possibility of its removal.
Regular screening of oral mucosa is undoubtedly a new frontier of prevention. When you have any questions about the early detection of oral cancer, the doctors of the iSmile Dental Clinic in Brooklyn will always be able to advise you and offer an examination
An iron taste in the mouth can be the result of both an undiagnosed malignant process in the body and a consequence of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer.
Stomatitis ulcers will turn white, and erythroplakia will not. If the red formations do not go away within two to three weeks – an occasion to consult a doctor. Cancer is a process of uncontrolled cell division, manifesting in the presence of tubercles, tumors, and cones.
In the US, this figure is 8%. In India, neoplasms of the oral cavity are detected in 52% of cancer patients. The most common tumors of the tongue. Lesions of the buccal region occupy the second place in prevalence.
One of the main reasons for the development of oral cancer is smoking. In second place is the use of chewing or snuffing tobacco. Also, the abuse of alcoholic beverages plays a detrimental role.
The best prevention method is to avoid smoking cigarettes and pipes and chewing and sniffing tobacco. People who stop using tobacco, even after years of smoking and chewing, significantly reduce their risk of oral cancer.
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Yes. And doctors prescribe such drugs.
Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. The meat diet is acidic, so it’s best to eat fish and some chicken, not beef or pork. Livestock meat also contains antibiotics, growth hormones, and parasites, which are very harmful, especially for cancer patients.
Absolutely not. Oncological diseases do not spread in the same ways as infectious pathologies.