Cancer is undeniably a serious disease, with over one hundred variations. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers affect the mouth and throat. Like other cancers, early detection greatly increases successful recovery rates. By always providing screening as part of your routine checkup, the Marconi Dental Group assists with the early detection of cancer cells in the mouth. However, the best way to defend against oral cancer is to avoid behaviors that increase your risk.

Age, gender, and genetic syndromes are contributing factors to oral cancer (for example, males over the age of forty are most commonly diagnosed with it). These factors are uncontrollable, but should factor into personal decision-making about risky habits. For example, the following factors can be controlled.

Treating, reducing, or eliminating any of these factors greatly decreases your risk of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. Early detection is important for successful treatment. Please schedule your next checkup with the Marconi Dental Group so we can help prevent this disease from becoming an issue for you, especially if you are in any of the above mentioned risk groups.

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