Viren R Patel DDS

Viren R. Patel, DDS, APC
6610 Folsom-Auburn Road
Suite 8

Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 988-3402

Dentist in Folsom, CA

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat). Oral cancer accounts for roughly two percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Approximately 35,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Fifty percent of those with the disease will not survive more than 5 years.

See a dentist or physician if any of the following symptoms lasts for more than 2 weeks.

Early Detection

It is important to find oral cancer as early as possible when it can be treated more successfully. Your dentist or dental hygienist will check your face, neck, lips, and entire mouth for signs of cancer. We screen for oral cancer at every dental cleaning visit which includes a special light for early detection.

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