Have you had an Oral Cancer Exam?
An oral cancer exam and early detection is vital to surviving oral cancer (mouth cancer). As a result of most oral cancers being diagnosed too late, the overall 5 year survival rate is 52%. When discovered early through regular oral cancer screening, the survival rate increases to over 80%.   
 Early Discovery of Oral Cancer: Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Treatment Costs (Dr. David Gane Oral Health July 2014)
 Oral cancer. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment. (Sciuba JJ, Am J Clin Dermatol 2001;2(4)239-51.)
 Early diagnosis of oral cancer (Silverman Oral Cancer fifth edition p.3)
Oral Cancer Exams
Clients at Ambiance Dental in downtown Calgary will have an oral cancer exam done regularly, because we know that most family doctors don’t provide this type of screening. We do this in a non-invasive manner to detect abnormal tissue within your mouth that could lead to oral cancer (mouth cancer).
Oral Cancer in Young Patients
Although oral cancer is more prevalent in older patients (over 50), it can also affect younger patients. Factors which may contribute to an increased risk of oral cancer include alcohol consumption, tobacco use (smoking and smokeless products), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
When was the last time you had an oral cancer exam?