The Oral Cancer Foundation has designated the month of April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month and encourages people to get screened now. Guerra Dental will be offering free oral cancer screenings for the month of April. Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and approximately 132 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.
Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon, and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages.
During the month of April, Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs, CO is providing free screenings to current and new patients. The goal of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer and precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage when cancerous lesions are easiest to remove and most likely to be cured.