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Oral Cancer Screenings

   

Oral Cancer Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread.

It is important to remember that your dentist does not necessarily think you have cancer if he or she suggests a Oral Cancer Screening test. Screening tests are given when you have no cancer symptoms.

If a Oral Cancer Screening test result is abnormal, you may need to have more tests done to find out if you have cancer. These are called diagnostic tests.

Oral Cancer