Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Dental Did You Know: Oral Cancer Facts

  • Over 90% of oral cancers are carcinomas
  • The most common areas are the tongue, lips and floor of the mouth
  • Risk factors included tobacco and regular alcohol consumption
  • Early detection greatly increases patient survival and only takes 90 seconds to perform initially

Source: Gardner M,  Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Screening for the Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Dispatch, RCDSO, Aug/Sep 2010, Vol 24, No 3, pg 26-27.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100