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M.Sc. in Dental Prosthetics
EARLY DISCOVERY IS THE KEY
The majority of oral cancers are found in the later stages of development.
When found at an early stage of development (Stage I and II), oral cancers have an 80 to 90 percent survival rate. The problem is that the majority of oral cancers are found in late stages (Stage III and IV), resulting in a mortality rate of 43 percent at a five-year diagnosis (for all stages combined).
Why is oral cancer usually found so late?
It is not because oral cancer is hard to discover or dignose, it is because of a lack of public awareness and the simple fact that there is not a comprehensive program to opportunistically screen for the disease.1
Study results have shown that a COE (Clinical Oral Examination) alone may not detect and discriminate reliably between benign, dysplastic lesions and OSCC (oral squamous cell carcinoma). Some mucosal, dysplastic, or even early stage cancer lesions may manifest in mucosa that appears to be normal clincailly.2
1 Oral Cancer Foundation
2 Epstein et al.: The limitations of the clinical oral examination in detecting dysplastic oral lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma. The Journal of American Dental Association, 2012; 143(12):1332–1342.
Our Promise to our patients.
It is our mission here at Dental Praxis Cham to do all we can to give our patients the peace of mind that they have been properly screened for this insidious disease. During our routine clincial oral examinations, we use a screening device based upon a proven, optically based technology called "fluorescence technology."
This fluorescence technology uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that allows a clinician to identify oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage, thus saving lives. The medical applications of fluorescence technology is well proven and widely used to include diagnosis of the GI tract, cervix, lung, skin and oral mucosa.
Did you know that ...
Forty percent of oral cancers are found in patients who do not present with any of the traditional risk factors or any other significant lifestyle risks?
The traditional risk factors of oral cancer include:
Problem: 63% of all cancers found were found Stages III-IV.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, here are some statistics to consider:
Connection Between HPV and Oral Cancer.
HPV and oral cancer have increased 225 percent in the past three decades.
1 American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2012
2 Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York (C) 2011
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