Herb Bennett DMD PA | ORAL CANCER in Leesburg

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Herb Bennett DMD PA
120 East Dixie Ave
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352)787-7890

ORAL CANCER
 

ORAL CANCER

 WHAT IS ORAL CANCER?

Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral Cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral Cancer, which includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate,sinuses, and pharynx(throat), can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treat early. 

ONE AMERICAN DIES EVERY HOUR FROM ORAL CANCER

The typical risk factors for oral cancer such as tobacco use and chronic alcohol consumption may be commonly known, however, a new risk called HPV is now changing the face of oral cancer. HPV has long been known to cause cervical cancer in women and recent studies show that it may play a role in more than 25% of oral cancer cases. The human papilloma virus is a common sexually transmitted virus that is thought to be causing oral cancer in an increasingly younger patient population. Few people, if any, even know they have it. That's is why your dentist recommends a potentially lifesaving screening exam called ViziLite Plus .

 

 

 
 
 
 
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