Oral cancer is a growing health concern with cases rising annually around the globe. Although there are several contributing factors, one of the most important is the lack of routine screening, which translates to many cases being diagnosed in the later stages when treatment is far less effective and survival rates drop dramatically.
Spotting oral cancer in the early stage is the goal of Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Charles Nottingham . He offers oral cancer screening with Vizilite in an effort to help patients find disease in the early stage and give them the greatest chance for a full recovery. It is also important to be aware of the common signs of oral cancer and understand the risks that certain lifestyle habits can present.
Patients who use tobacco products of any kind have an increased risk of developing oral cancer. If you use tobacco products or have a family history of oral cancer, mention this to Dr. Nottingham so that he may educate you further on possible health concerns and be aware of your higher risk status.
Common signs of oral cancer
- Sore or red/white patch in the mouth that does not heal
- Persistent hoarseness
- Lump in the back of the mouth or neck area
- Difficulty swallowing
Vizilite Oral Cancer Screening
Dr. Nottingham offers enhanced oral cancer screening with Vizilite technology. This hand held device uses fluorescent light to detect abnormal tissue that may indicate cancerous cells. Routine Vizilite screening can significantly reduce the risk of a late stage diagnosis for oral cancer.
Dr. Nottingham offers Vilizite oral cancer screening for $65. Call and schedule yours today- oral cancer screening can be life saving!