Oral Cancer Screening Gold Coast
Over the age of 50? Might be time to have an oral cancer examination
Early detection is vitally important when it comes to treating oral cancer. 70% is the survival rate for those diagnosed early, compared with a scary 30% if the cancer is left to spread.
What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
- A persistent ear ache
- Difficulty with swallowing, chewing and even speaking
- Recurring or persistent ulcers
- Parts of the face or mouth that become numb
If you have any of the above symptoms, it is important that you seek immediate professional dental consultation.
Why not combine an oral cancer screening with a regular check-up?
At our dental practice in Varsity Lakes, we perform oral cancer checks in conjunction with your regular dental check up. By combining a check-up with an oral cancer screen, you can increase the opportunity window for early intervention and treatment. In the unfortunate case that you have oral cancer, a regular dental visit could literally save your life.
To Note: Any dental procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.