Oral Cancer and symptoms

  What Is Oral cancer?   Oral cancer is a disease that can affect a number of individuals; any age, race or gender. The cells within the oral cavity mutate causing malfunction; this can lead to tissue failure, organ failure or even death.  In some cases, cancerous cells that start in one region of the…

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Washington dental services now offer oral cancer detection

  Distinctive Dentistry now offers oral cancer detection in Washington. Your dentist and hygienists will perform an oral exam during your routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. Early detection of the cancer gives you a far greater chance for a complete recovery. During the oral exam, your dentist will look for white or…

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Oral cancer symptoms and treatments – and why an annual scan is essential!

  When confronted with the term ‘cancer,’ the majority of people quiver with fear. This dreaded disease may remain incurable, but in many cases, early detection is enough to overcome the illness. Unfortunately, there remains a certain level of ignorance regarding the threat and danger of oral cancer. More ‘mainstream’ cancers, such as those affecting…

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April is oral cancer screening month! Find out about preventative measures, risk factors and treatment

  It’s nearly April, which means that our team in Tacoma is gearing up for oral cancer screening month. Our staff gets fired up for this month, because they genuinely believe prevention is better than cure. With increased awareness about the threats that oral cancer can bring, we have the chance to save more people…

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The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is not a rare disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 100 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it…

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