Approximately 54,000 people will learn they have oral cancer in the United States this year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. When they find can make a big difference in their treatment.
When found early, 80 to 90 percent of oral cancer patients survive for five years or more. When oral cancer is found in the late stages, the five-year survival rate drops to 57 percent.
You can help yourself by visiting us for regular dental cleanings and exams. During your visits, we can conduct an oral cancer screening and let you know if we see anything suspicious.
Call 256-274-8680 or schedule online to set up an appointment at Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD, Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL.
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