Oral cancer will impact roughly 50,000 individuals this year and the Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that only roughly 50% of those individuals will live past 5 years. The problem with oral cancer is not how aggressive it is, but how long it takes for individuals to be diagnosed with this type of cancer. Many patients may notice a growth or anything else and if they do not visit their dentist on a regular basis, are not being checked.
Dr. Judy Strutz and her team recommend scheduling your oral cancer screening with the team today in order to catch this as early as possible. One of the reasons the Oral Cancer Foundation suggests that oral cancer death rates are so high is because of the lack of people getting checked for oral cancer before it has spread.
Dr. Judy Strutz and her team have always provided a comprehensive oral screening exam in order to ensure patients have the best possible chance of getting treatment early on. With some extra schooling that Dr. Strutz did, she has also increased her understanding of how to support patients who are going through treatment of oral cancer and how to help patients regain a, “new normal,” after treatment. No matter which stage you are in, Dr. Strutz and her team are the place to start in order to ensure you are the healthiest you can be. Contact their office today and schedule an oral cancer screening.