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 #137
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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