Oral Cancer Screening
in New Lenox, IL
Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of people each year, with men over age 50 being most at risk. Untreated, oral cancer can potentially be fatal, but if it’s caught in its early stages, it can be treated successfully.
At Lincolnway Dental Associates, we can help screen for early signs of oral cancer and recommend the appropriate next steps for further diagnosis and treatment. As your dentist, we consider it our responsibility to bring attention to any abnormalities we discover during your oral exam. Furthermore, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed below.
If you have any concerns about your health and would like to set up an oral cancer exam, call us at (815) 462-4838.
Common Risk Factors for Oral Cancer
Oral cancer can affect just about anyone, but certain factors can put you at a significantly higher risk:
- Chewing tobacco/dipping snuff
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- A history of oral cancer in your family
- Too much sun exposure
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus)