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Monday, October 4, 2010

The Scary Truth about Oral Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates an increase of over 5% in new cases of oral cancer. One American dies every hour from oral cancer. Even if you don't think you are at risk for oral cancer you may be. 25% of oral cancers occur in people who don't smoke and have no other lifestyle risks. Oral cancer has long been linked to cervical cancer and now studies show it also plays a role in more than 20% of all oral cancers. Anyone who has been diagnosed Human Papolloma virus [HPV}, has a higher probability for oral cancer. Other factors that increases your chances of developing oral cancer include, smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, and anyone over the age of 40.

After reading this, do you believe you are at risk for oral cancer? Here at Dr. Anderson's office we are proud to offer the latest technology in early cancer detection. ViziLite is the number one way of detecting oral cancer in the earliest stages. It is a quick and painless screening that detects oral cancer by using a simple mouth rinse and special glow in the dark light. If detected early any cancer cells can be removed in the first stages. Don't procrastinate. At your next appointment, ask our hygienist if this test is right for you!

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Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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