Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening in Langley, BC

Did you know that 53,000 American people will get diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2019 alone? Of those 53,000 Americans, an estimated 10,860 people won’t survive these cancers. While 53,000 people may not seem like a lot, the fact that ⅕ of those diagnosed don’t survive should be very alarming. When it comes to oral cancer, it is best to diagnose and treat it as early as possible, for this reason we recommend that each of our patients receive an oral cancer screening during their routine appointment. At NovaCare Dental we recommend routine visits every 6 months, this reduces the patient’s risk of dental complications such as decay, cavities, infection and disease while also increasing the likelihood of diagnosing oral cancer early, greatly improving survival chances. You can also schedule an appointment with our dentist in NovaCare Dental for oral cancer screening in Langley.
Oral Cancer Screenings In Langley

About Oral Cancer Screenings

While oral cancer isn’t one of the ones we frequently hear about, it is extremely deadly. Many patients don’t notice any symptoms until the cancer has advanced, making it more difficult to treat and survive. During your oral cancer screening we’ll evaluate your gums, tongue, cheeks and overall oral health to look for any risk factors. Risk factors can include sores, rough spots and other areas that don’t typically exist. Many patients are not capable of properly diagnosing oral cancer from home, it is recommended to trust in a professional. If any risk factors are noticed, you will be referred to a cancer specialist for further testing and treatment.

Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Early diagnosis of oral cancer is extremely important to increase chances of survival. You should be receiving an oral cancer screening at least twice a year with your routine, preventive care.

Get Your Langley Oral Cancer Screening Today

When is the last time you were screened for oral cancer? If it has been longer than 6 months, we recommend scheduling your next oral cancer screening with NovaCare Dental today. We are always welcoming new patients and would be happy to get you on our schedule for an appointment with our oral cancer screening dentist near you. We look forward to keeping you and your smile safe and healthy!

For patients outside Langley, we also provide our services in Fraser Hwy, 56 Ave, 208 St, Murrayville, Willowbrook, North East Gordon, Milner, South East Gordon Estate, and Brookswood.