Oral Cancer...What you really need to know!
Oral cancer screening may be the best way to detect oral cancer early and dental hygienists have an important role. Screening for oral cancer must be part of every dental hygiene appointment. Detecting the disease in the early stages is key to the survival rate. Thousands of new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year; Some estimates suggest that screening could detect as many as 80 per cent of new cases.
It’s important to be vigilant when it comes to oral cancers. Along with scheduling routine visits to see your oral healthcare provider, it’s important to perform a regular oral self-examination and be aware of changes in your mouth.