Despite the mouth being such a small area, oral cancer accounts for around 2% of all cancer in the US. Early diagnosis is key as patients with lesions that are detected early (localized disease) have a survival rate of 83% compared to 32% for those with a late diagnosis (disease has spread).
During the exam, we will look at the areas around the lips, tongue and throat. We offer this complimentary service at your checkup appointment as a courtesy.
If you encounter any of these symptoms please contact our office as soon as possible to set up an exam.