The most extreme scenario is missing oral cancer. During checkups dental professionals perform cancer screenings to look for possible signs of oral cancer.
Oral cancer cases are rising at an alarming rate in the country. Tobacco consumption including smokeless tobacco, betel-quid chewing, excessive alcohol consumption, and unhygienic oral conditions are some of the risks for a higher incidence of oral cancer.
If the public is going to be educated and aware of HPV and its association with head and neck/oropharyngeal cancer, it will come from dental professionals.
A southwestern North Dakota dental practice has started using VELscope, a revolutionary device using LED light sources to identify abnormalities down to the bone. That deep look can help detect problems much earlier than just a glance.
Smoking, chewing tobacco and nicotine-based products may be perceived as ‘cool’ for some. Tobacco is a widespread epidemic costing millions of lives worldwide.
53,000 people are newly diagnosed with an oral or oropharyngeal cancer.
The death rate from oral cancer is about 43%.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) are the experts for diagnosing and surgically treating pathology of the head, neck and mouth.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when dental professionals join with other medical professionals to highlight the dangers of oral cancer.
Cervical cancer can be cured if detected in its early stages. Many women are, however, deterred by the rather high cost of the screening procedure, and the pap smear testing method. This leads to late detection that can cause cancer to spread making it harder to treat.
A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, finds increases in both men and women for several HPV-related cancers in low-income counties or those with high smoking rates. Increases were slower in the highest-income US counties or those with low smoking rates.