Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral Cancer Screening is a completely a painless examination of any abnormality in face, glands and necks for unusual bumps. The dentist would implement a diagnostic impression and treatment plan if any lumps, lesions or abnormalities are apparently noticed.
But initially the treatment plan would remain ineffective until the dentist gets the report of biopsy of the area. Only then a precise stage and grade of the oral lesion could be determined.
In general when epithelium breaks, oral cancer is present. Malignant types of cancer spread to other oral and maxillofacial regions posing additional secondary threats. After precise diagnosis, treatment might include excision, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Follow up to a dentist for a dedicated oral cancer screening must be done at least once a year since more than 30,000 cases of people having oral cancer are diagnosed each year while more than 7,000 cases result in the death of the patient. Only the good news is that if this oral cancer is detected at early stages then it could be completely cured.