Did you know that ...
40 percent of oral cancers are found in patients who do not present with any of the traditional risk factors or any other significant lifestyle risks?
The traditional risk factors of oral cancer include:
- Previous history of oral cancer
- Over 40 years of age
- Smokeless tobacco
PROVIDE ALL PATIENTS WITH A FULL MOUTH ORAL CANCER SCREENING AND LET THEM KNOW THIS IS A GIFT FROM YOU TO THEM.
PROVIDE THEM WITH MATERIAL SUPPORTING YOUR PRACTICE AND WHY THIS IS NECESSARY AND THAT A RISK ASSESSMENT IS JUST ONE PART OF THE SCREENING.
GO TO THE 1Oral Cancer Foundation
2National Cancer Institute/
This means all patients, regardless of age and lifestyle, need an oral exam that looks closely for abnormal tissue.