How do I do an oral cancer screening?

2TheApex: Very Easily

Oral cancer still has a poor 5 year survival rate although it has improved in the last 10 years to 57 percent.  Early detection is key!  Taking the time to do a screening could save someone’s life.  Here is a video on how to perform a comprehensive screening.  It’s worth the 11 minutes for a refresher.

Early in my practice this patient was referred for treatment of tooth #15.  I found this tongue lesion upon exam.

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The lesion was squamous cell carcinoma.  It was removed in total by an oral surgeon and the patient needed no further care.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month.  Click here for info on how to promote it within your practice.