Oral Cancer

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

Oral Cancer effects more people nationwide than either cervical or skin (melanoma) cancer.  Although most oral cancers are found in people who use tobacco and/or drink alcohol excessively, 25 percent of oral cancers occur in people who have no risk factors at all.  Recent medical studies indicate the human papilloma-virus disease (HPV) can be linked with oral cancer.

During a regular dental check-up, Drs. Scruggs and Molina will examine your entire mouth to insure there are no symptoms of oral cancer.  Two dental visits per year are recommended however, if you notice any unusual changes in your mouth please call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

For more information about Oral Cancer, support groups or most current treatments, please visit www.oralcancerfoundation.org.