Oral Cancer Screenings Sparks
The American Cancer Society estimates about 48,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2016. This number is expected to grow annually, making it one of the most prevalent forms of the disease, even in young people. Detecting oral cancer early can be life-saving, as the treatment outcomes are more positive the earlier the disease is diagnosed. We use visual and manual screening methods to check for abnormal tissue in your cheeks, tongue, gums, and other areas of your mouth. While risk factors include alcohol and tobacco use, it’s important to remember anyone, at any age can develop oral cancer — making regular screenings extremely important.