Oral Cancer Exam

Oral Cancer Exam

Whether you are experiencing symptoms of an oral infection or not, getting an oral cancer exam is a preventive measure you won’t regret getting done. According to Cancer.net, an estimated 54,000 adults (38,700 men and 15,300 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. 

At Elkhart Periodontics, we guarantee oral cancer exams are a pain and stress-free process. With this screening, we are looking for signs of cancerous or precancerous circumstances in your mouth that can be caught at an early stage. The earlier oral cancer is spotted, the greater the chance it is to be cured.

When we perform a cancer exam, we are looking for the following

  • Red or white patches
  • Mouth sores
  • Lumps
  • Leukoplakia
    • This is a raised lesion that may appear in a gray or white color that may be cancerous

Your oral health is just as important as any other body part. Get your oral cancer screening performed today by the periodontists at Elkhart Periodontics. If you want to learn more about the importance of oral cancer screenings or have a concern, please give us a call at (574) 266-6107.

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