Oral Cancer Screening in Oxford & Didcot
Oral cancer is a growing threat and has one of the highest death rates of all cancers. This is due to the fact that most oral cancers are identified at a late stage.
The people that were most at risk at one point were smokers, heavy drinkers or anyone over 40 but this has now changed. The fastest growing segment of the oral cancer population are the healthy nonsmokers between the 25 to 50 year olds due to spread of the HPV16 virus. At The Smile Practice we recommend that all patients over the age of 17 be screened annually for oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Signs And Symptoms
In its earliest stages, oral cancer may not show up any obvious symptoms or cause any pain. It is usually undetectable to the naked eye so it’s so important to be screened for oral cancer at least once a year. However, if you happen to notice a sore or a red or white spot in your mouth or throat which lasts longer than 2 weeks, you should contact The Smile Practice immediately. With early detection, you will have the best chance of a healthy outcome!
Advanced Oral Cancer Screenings with Identafi©
The Smile Practice is committed to patient care and we continually invest in the latest technology. Our state-of-the-art Identafi©oral cancer screening system is a groundbreaking device that uses different wavelengths of light to reveal abnormal tissue that may not be apparent to the naked eye during traditional oral exams. Identafi© is a fast, pain-free technique for detecting precancerous developments before they can spread and do you harm.
Peace Of Mind
Please contact us and book an appointment with your dentist or hygienist for more information about enhanced oral cancer screening. Stay ahead of the threat of oral cancer with every dental visit. Studies show that early detection increases the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer from 32 to 83 percent.