Oral Cancer Screening

Reduce your risk through early detection

Regular checkups give you a higher chance of finding oral cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.

Signs of Oral Cancer

See us immediately if you have:

  • unexplained bleeding in your mouth
  • changes in taste or tongue sensation
  • lumps located on your lips, cheeks, tongue, or neck
  • sores or patches in your mouth that don’t heal
  • changes in the colour or texture of your mouth tissues
  • persistent sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing

You can take the Canadian oral cancer self-assessment quiz

Habits That Increase Risk

Though the actual cause of oral cancer is not known, there are some factors that increase the risk including:

  • Consumption of tobacco products, such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars etc.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption (especially when combined with tobacco use)
  • Repeated exposure to the sun for prolonged periods of time
  • Poor diet
  • Genetics and gender (men are more likely to develop oral cancer than women)
  • A history of Leukoplakia (a thick white colour patch inside the mouth)

Checking your mouth regularly for any signs or symptoms is also a great way to identify problems early. If you notice any changes in your mouth, let us know right away or schedule a screening.

You Can Reduce Your Risk of Undiagnosed Oral Cancer

Please contact us today to learn more about our oral cancer screening or to schedule an appointment.

Location

4747 67 St
Red Deer, AB
T4N 6H3

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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