Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month?
Sadly, Oral Cancer KILLS One American Every Hour of Every Day!!
Close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer (cancer of the head, neck & mouth) can go completely undetected and kills. Early development of oral cancer doesn’t always produce physical symptoms that you would be aware of. However, if detected early enough survival rate increases 80-90%. We urge you to visit your dentist for your oral cancer screening!
In years past, oral cancer was a disease most often associated with older ones who were long time tobacco users. Not anymore! A serious change has taken place, a common sexually transmitted virus has replaced tobacco as the number one cause, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in persons ages 25-50.
Additional risk factors include high alcohol consumption, the use of conventional smokeless (chewing/spit) tobacco, as well as prolonged exposure to the sun (for lip cancers).
Persistent mouth sore
Difficulty swallowing & chewing
White or Red Patches in the Mouth or Lips
A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of your mouth
Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice
Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck.
Non tender lump in neck
Feeling that something is caught in your throat
Bleeding from the mouth
Unexplained Weight Loss
The good news is, Oral Cancer is easier than ever to detect. The screening is quick and painless.
Knowing all the risk factors and seeing your dentist regularly can help prevent this deadly disease.
Oakwood Family Dentists are pleased to offer FREE (No-Obligation) Oral Cancer Screenings by appointment now thru April 30, 2013
-Call us today to schedule your complimentary Oral Cancer Screening at
You do not have to be a patient of record to take advantage of this free, no obligation offer.
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Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have about your dental health. 313-945-8900
Your partners for better dental health,
Oakwood Family Dentists –
Drs.Goldstein, Jaffe & Aboona