Dr. Deanna Risos now offers a quick, painless, and affordable solution to oral cancer screening in Chula Vista, CA using advanced technology by OralID
What is Oral Cancer Screening?
Good question. Oral cancer screening is exactly the way it sounds: when your dentist screens you, or checks, for any presence of cancer or precancerous lesions within the oral cavity. The main reason for having routine oral cancer screenings performed is for early detection. The earlier any cancer is detected, the better the chance of a successful treatment plan.
The Reality of Oral Cancer & What You Didn’t Know
Oral cancer is a type of cancer that does not get as much attention as other more prevalent cancers such as Breast Cancer or Lung Cancer. However, our mouth should never be overlooked. Here are some facts to keep in mind on oral cancer:
- The number of oral cancers has increased over a 6-year period, where all other cancers have declined.
- 63% of oral cancers are found in late stages (III or IV).
- 8,000+ deaths are due to late diagnosis of oral cancer.
- There is a 50% five-year survival rate for oral cancer.
- 40% of new oral cancer diagnoses are youth, non-smokers.
Peace of Mind with Dr. Deanna Risos!
Oral cancer screening doesn’t involve biopsy or any type of invasive surgical procedures. In fact, many people have their oral cancer screening performed at the same time as their routine general dentistry checkup.
We perform all oral cancer screenings in Chula Vista using OralID™ technology for a painless experience. It’s a very easy & quick way to gain peace of mind from a growing phenomenon.
If you have any questions regarding oral cancer screening or you would like to schedule an appointment, then please call our office at 619.482.8880 and we will be happy to assist you.