When was your last oral cancer screening? You can take practical steps today to both reduce your chances of developing oral cancer, and increase your chance for a successful treatment outcome should you in fact, develop the disease. The first, and most important step, is to make an appointment with Dr. Polansky for a comprehensive VELscope oral cancer screening today. Dr. Polansky is an experienced and highly qualified Cherry Hill dentist. Dr. Polansky proudly delivers quality dental care daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and the surrounding communities.
What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?
More than 90% of oral cancers can be categorized as squamous cell carcinoma. Your mouth and throat and are lined with squamous cells, in a flat scale-like arrangement. Squamous cell carcinoma describes the abnormal development of squamous cells in the mouth. These abnormalities may become evident by:
- White or red patches anywhere in the mouth
- Mouth sore that doesn’t heal after a couple of weeks
- Mouth bleeding
- Loosened teeth
- Difficult or painful swallowing
- A lump in your throat
- Chronic earaches
Who’s At Risk for Developing Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer can form at any time in any part of the oral cavity or throat. However, most oral cancers begin in the tongue or the floor of the mouth. Anyone can develop oral cancer, but the risk increases significantly for men, anyone over age 40, anyone who uses tobacco products or drinks alcohol, anyone with a family history of head or neck cancer, and anyone who has contracted HPV (Human Papilloma virus). Frequent sun exposure can also increase the risk of developing lip cancer.
Why Choose Dr. Polansky for Your Oral Cancer Screenings?
Dr. Polansky uses the VELscope oral cancer screening system. VELscope actually provides the most powerful technology available for oral cancer diagnosis, and can play a key role in the early detection of cell abnormalities. Early detection is essentially in the fight against the disease. Over ten million VELscope oral cancer screenings have been performed and VELscope is backed by more clinical research than any other available screening device.
Because early diagnosis gives you the best chance for successful treatment, make your oral cancer screening appointment with Dr. Polansky today. Dr. Polansky is a trusted family dentist who protects the health of Cherry Hill patients. Dr. Polansky proudly restores smiles daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and nearby areas.