Oral Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share a few pieces of information with you about oral cancer, how you can prevent it and some information on our oral cancer screening program here at Aspen Dental.

– An estimated 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014 alone.

– In many cases, oral cancer is detected in its late stages, which significantly lowers a patients’  likelihood of recovery.

– Some don’t even notice any oral cancer related symptoms in the early stages. 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.

– The 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only about 65%.

How do you detect and prevent the onset of oral cancer?

Easy. Next time you stop by our office ask Dr. Nishimura or an Aspen Dental team member for your complimentary Oral Cancer Screening. This is imperative not just for tobacco users or at-risk individuals, but for everyone! When cancer is detected and treated in the early stages of development, treatment-related health problems and time spent in treatment can be notably reduced.

Use April’s Awareness month as a stepping-stone to ensuring your health and well-being. Please give us a call to schedule your complimentary oral cancer screening. (303) 399-0400.

For more information about the screening process and the specific kinds of treatment that we use, visit us at http://www.cherry-creekdentist.com/dental-procedures/oral-cancer-screenings.html.