Oral Cancer Detection
Our Manhattan dentist works really hard to detect oral cancer at an early stage so that it can be more easily taken care of and defeated. There are over 28,000 cases of oral cancer in the United States each year. Our New York City dentist uses the latest oral cancer detection technology to catch cancer at an early stage.
Each year, there are over 28,000 cases of oral cancer in the United States. Of those, about 7,000 people lose their battle to the disease. Oral cancer can occur on the mouth, lips, tongue, gums, salivary glands, and throat. There are no definite reasons for why a person develops oral cancer, but some likely causes are chewing tobacco, abusing alcohol, sun exposure, and smoking.
Detecting oral cancer at an early stage can be difficult because symptoms are initially painless and not so obvious, but the best thing to do when it comes to oral cancer is to detect it early, so our New York City dental practice uses a technology, the Trimira Identafi 3000, to do just that. Our dentist does all that he can to catch oral cancer at a stage where it can be easily taken care of and eradicated.
A confirmed malignant biopsy is how oral cancer is diagnosed and a clinical evaluation will determine the stage and grade of the cancer. The dentist may refer you to an oncologist if you are diagnosed with cancer.