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4 reasons to get an oral cancer screening

Cancer screening

With a five-year survival rate as low as 60%, oral cancer is scary. Protect yourself by getting checked for the disease today. Here are the top four reasons you should add “oral cancer screening” to your wellness to-do list.

  1. It’s easy.
    Just ask your dentist to check for signs of oral cancer during your regular dental exam.
  2. It can save your life.
    Oral cancer is a devastating disease — but you can boost your chances of survival by at least 20 percentage points when the disease is caught early.
  3. It’s inexpensive.
    When an oral cancer exam is incorporated into your regular exam, there’s no extra expense unless follow-up procedures are needed.
  4. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
    Even if you don’t have oral cancer, isn’t it better to be sure?

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Published October 2015

The oral health information on this website is intended for educational purposes only. You should always consult a licensed dentist or other qualified health care professional for any questions concerning your oral health.