Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening
Julie DiNardo and Victoria DiNardo, our Registered Dental Hygienists in Hamilton, are educators and public speakers for the advocacy of oral cancer screening and the betterment of oral to overall health.

Make sure you get an oral cancer screening at every dental visit.
Food for thought next time you look inside your mouth:
  • The incidence of oral cancer in Canada has risen.
  • 3 people die every day from oral cancer in Canada.
  • The five year survival rate of oral cancer is lower than the survival rates of breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
  • Late detection of oral cancer is the main reason the mortality rate of this disease continues to increase.
  • Oral cancer can occur at any age.
  • Smoking or using tobacco products increases the risk, especially if combined with high alcohol consumption. This includes                     smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, chewing betel quid, paan, areca nut and cigarettes.
  • The Human Papillomavaius infection, especially HPV-16, is associated with oral cancers.
  • People who are in the sun a lot have an increased risk of developing lip cancer.
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