What is Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers. In the United States, roughly 35,000 new cases are reported annually. The vast majority of oral cancer patients are people older than 50. Men are twice as likely as women to develop the disease. The floor of the mouth, the tongue, soft palate tissues in the back of the tongue, lips, and gums are the most frequent oral cancer sites. Oral cancer can spread if it is not diagnosed and treated in its early stages. If this occurs, it can lead to chronic pain, loss of function, oral or facial disfigurement and even death. At Valley Road Dental Excellence, you can receive a thorough, easy oral cancer screening.